Book Club

Purpose:

To create space for thoughtful discussion and conversation around books, articles and other media covering topics that align with our values and deepen our understanding of the world we currently live in and expand our tools to create the world we wish to build. 

The discussion group will meet on the fourth Saturday of every month during Coffee Hour at the 33rd Ward Working Families office, starting at 10:30am. 

Folks are welcome to participate in the conversation even if they haven’t done the reading.

Have a book you think we should read? SUBMIT IT HERE!

 

Upcoming Discussions:

Saturday June 22

Ghosts in the Schoolyard : Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side by Eve L. Ewing

Introduction, Chapter 1 - What a School Means, Chapter 2 - City of Losses

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Previous Discussions:

Saturday May 25 at 10:30am

Let This  Radicalize You by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba 

Chapter 9 - Organizing Isn't Matchmaking, Chapter 10 - Avoiding Burnout and Going the Distance, Conclusions by both Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba

Saturday April 27 at 10:30am

Let This  Radicalize You by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba 

Chapter 6 - "Violence" in Social Movements, Chapter 7 - Don't Pedestal Organizers and Chapter 8 - Hope and Grief Can Coexist

 Sunday March 24nd 10:30am

Let This  Radicalize You by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba 

Chapter 3 - Care is Fundamental, Chapter 4 - Think Like a Geographer and Chapter 5 - Rejecting Cynicism and Building Broader Movements

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Sunday January 28th 10:30am

Let This  Radicalize You by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba 

Intros, Chapter 1 - Beyond Alarm, Towards Action and Chapter 2 - Refusing to Abandon

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