The Art of Activism: Hard Conversations Book Club 2019

The Art of Activism: Hard Conversations Book Club 2019

$ 5.00

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.

Our focus for 2019 is a deeper dive into the work of four African American writers and thinkers. 


January - James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son (and watch: “I Am Not Your Negro”)

February - James Baldwin, Go Tell it on the Mountain

March - James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


April - Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time

May - Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

June  - Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing


July - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

AugustTa-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle

SeptemberTa-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power


October - Toi Derricotte, The Black Notebooks

November - Toi Derricotte, Captivity

December - Toi Derricotte, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade

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To cover the costs for our meeting technology, members are asked to pay $5/year.