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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club

March 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Meets every on the Second and Fourth Monday of each month

from 6:30 – 8:00pm EST

You’re invited to HopeWorks first community book club: “Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club”

“Between the Lines” will host online book club meetings on the Second and Fourth Monday of each month via Zoom from 6:30- 8:00 pm. In addition to these meetings, the book club will use the platform GoodReads to communicate and create community participation throughout the month. Book club moderators will be able to post discussion boards and keep the conversation going with the whole club’s participation.

This Month’s Book

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apologyoffers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world–for us all.


Book:The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Loveby Sonia Renee Taylor

Meeting Dates:March 8th & March 22nd

Platform: Zoom (Link available once registered)

How to Join

If you are interested in becoming a member of “Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club” please see the link below to fill out an interest form. Following, you will receive information on how to register for the book club on GoodReads and you will also receive the link for the next book club meeting on Zoom.

Book club members will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the book club’s existence. Each month there will be a new opportunity to join the club by signing an interest form. If you have any questions about becoming a member of “Between the Lines: a Liberation Book Club” please feel free to email Maya Carey at MCarey@wearehopeworks.org.

Click Here to Sign Up!


About “Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club”

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever for us to decolonize from individualism and reconnect with ways of community care. A feminist book club is a perfect way to work on that liberation, decolonization, and engage your mind and soul in topics that matter to you.

Our goal with this book club is to uncover the ways our current way of living helps to perpetuate a culture of violence that keeps certain people in a place of power and functions with a strict form of hierarchy. We cannot liberate ourselves without the liberation of the masses. In this book club, we will focus on reading seminal works by women of color, queer & trans folks, and stories of a new world. We are hoping that this book club can both act as a source of support for the community during this time of crisis and also help provide a source of community action building focusing on sharing diverse stories.

Because we will be discussing tough topics that deal with the root causes of gender and sexual violence, stories of trauma and pain, LGBTQ+ community, racism & prejudice, and community building, and other historical change makers we suggest that you think very carefully on whether these topics align with your values.


March 22, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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MC Carey


Online Event

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