Afiya Talks x Lilith Fund present a Close Reading: Unapologetic
Join us Friday, March 22 at Bookwoman as we read the chapter "Five Questions" from Charlene Carruthers' Unapologetic.
"Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders."
****This study group will be reserved for People of Color and Indigenous folks to provide a rare opportunity for collaboration through issues unique to our experiences without the distraction of the white gaze, while creating safety for people working through the trauma of living through everyday colonization and institutional racism. ****
A close reading provides us with an opportunity to learn in community about our needs in the movement by examining a text and participating in discussion about how we can apply the ideas of said-text to our existing organizing to be better curators of our liberation. No preparation is required. We'll spend 45 minutes reading the text and then the remaining time talking about the ideas it sparks.
Texts of the chapter will be provided to attendees, and we have an audio version available to those who may need it. There will also be light refreshments available.