The Art of Activism: Hard Conversations Book Club 2020
The Art of Activism: Hard Conversations Book Club reads a book each month that will illuminate a path for accessing, reclaiming, and deepening our shared humanity. We will spend this year learning things we have not known, so we can respond to other human beings from a place of knowing, and not from a place of fear.
We will meet online in a private Facebook Group, and on the third Sunday of each month we will have an interactive phone/web meeting to explore our responses to each book from 8-9pm Eastern. Those meetings will be recorded for those who cannot join us live.
2020 Book List - Focusing on Classics, Old and New
January - How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
February - Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’ by Zora Neale Hurston
March - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
April - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
May - The Hidden Rules of Race by Andrea Flynn, et al
June - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
July - Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America by George Yancy
August - The History of White People by Nell Painter
September - Native Son by Richard Wright
October - The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
November - The Ways of White Folks by Langston Hughes
December - The Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin
To cover the costs for our meeting technology, members are asked to pay $5/year.