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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club
February 22, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Meets every on the Second and Fourth Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00pm EST
Youâ€™re invited to HopeWorks first community book club:Â â€œBetween the Lines: A Liberation Book Clubâ€
â€œBetween the Linesâ€ 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 clubâ€™s participation.
This Month’s Book
February’s book is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. What does it mean to learn from the earth? How can indigenous traditions of the earth help us to uncover the answer to saving our planet? How does identity play a role in our environmental justice? Join us in discussing the fabulous words of Robin Wall Kimmerer and help us unpack how ecological consciousness and identity work together to help us understand the generosity of the earth.
Book: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Meeting Dates: February 8th & February 22nd
Platform:Â Zoom (Link available once registered)
How to Join
If you are interested in becoming a member of â€œBetween the Lines: A Liberation Book Clubâ€ 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 clubâ€™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 â€œBetween the Lines: a Liberation Book Clubâ€ please feel free to email Maya Carey atÂ MCarey@wearehopeworks.org.
About “Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club”
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, itâ€™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.