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Hope in the Dark: Activist Book Club
April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0Free
Not just any book club. An intentional, socially engaged book club with an activist agenda. It all started with a pervasive sense of dread and overwhelm…do you know the feeling?
If you are ready to ameliorate this sense of dread and overwhelm by grounding yourself in community, to listen to and feel empathy for perspectives different from your own, if you believe in story, please join us. If you are ready to do the work of facing challenging topics and checking our privileges and assumptions in a supportive, safe environment; if you want some mutual accountability to keep each other moving forward; if you want to organize action but don’t know how, join us. We don’t have the answers, but we are armed to the teeth with questions!
We can’t really say it better than the folks at Finding steady ground: “The goal is to become a student of history so that you can take inspiration and deepen your understanding of how to struggle and thrive.”
Our first book is Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit! It’s a quick read but full of important stories and, well, hope.
Activist Book Club
every 3rd Thursday
Mission Pie (near 24th and Mission)
co-hosted by Ava Rosen and Hannah Smith
*Please let us know if you’d like to participate but the time or location doesn’t work for you!
**You are welcome no matter how you identify, when you were born, or where you come from. All we ask is that you are open to discomfort, and act from a place of kindness.