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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club

April 26, 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

April’s book is Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.

Book: Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Meeting Dates: April 12th & 26th

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 Erin Reid at ereid@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.


April 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Erin Reid


Online Event

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