WHAT IS WOMANIST READ-IN?
Part of the wonder of the learning environment is the community it fosters, THE WOMANIST READ-IN seeks to continue that tradition of learning in a consciousness-raising group for Women and queer folks. We are often living at the margins and it can be difficult to form communities or even find affirming communities. We are all working toward common goals: revolution, radicalization, conjuring a community.
We gather, read together for 45 minutes, and afterward we discuss + learn together. Mixing fellowship with education, effortlessly.
Using out of print/used/new womanist/feminist texts, paperbacks, etc., we will learn from the past and construct a new future. These are blueprints, many not online, making them otherwise inaccessible. We have been programmed to spend a lot of time on our phones, and stringing together 60 consecutive minutes of reading time is hard when you’re always moving to the next shift or job. But what if the point of showing up WAS to dedicate 1 hour to reading a revolutionary text with your friends? How can we expand together?
THE WOMANIST READ IN is designed to frame reading time with social time while imagining a future where
1. Access to revolutionary texts is the norm
2. Learning continues to be a group activity after formal schooling ends.
Woman is used here to refer to all women. Cis and Trans, etc. Women are all welcome in this space. We are not TERFs and acknowledge the womanhood of all women. Period. We will be holding space to create the Black/brown women's movement we need, by being our Radical Selves... together.