The Art of Activism: Hard Conversations Book Club 2021
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.
2021 Book List - Focusing on the best books you read
This year, we asked all past Book Club members for your suggestions of books that should be on everyone's list.
January - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
February - Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith
March - The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth by Karen Branan
April - Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
May - My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
June - Crazy Brave by Jo Harjo
July - How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming
August - Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims
September - Twelve Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today by Gregory S. Parks & Matthew W. Hughey et al 4th QUARTER
October - Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gómez
November - Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes
December - Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul KivelTo cover the costs for our meeting technology, members are asked to pay $5/year.