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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club
Meets every on the 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 Fourth Monday of each month via Zoom from 6:30- 8:00 pm. In addition to this meeting, 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
January’s book is The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen. A beautifully illustrated story by Trung Le Nguyen, it follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.
Book: The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
Meeting Date: January 24th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club
Due to the 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.