Read | Discuss | Disrupt
A Radical Read-In | JUNE, 19 2020
Organized by #PubWorkers4Justice and BIPOC publishing workers, this series is a community reading group that seeks to strengthen our political education through engaging in the process of collective learning, critical thinking and discussion.
Dedicated to discussion around radical Black literature, we hope to design a roadmap for our pursuit of a more equitable publishing industry and society at large.
Today's speakers Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker, and the director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. She has written widely about feminist issues for numerous outlets, and is also the author of several books, including Young, Gifted, and Black; Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heart Around the World; and others. Georgia Bodnar is an editor at Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Georgia acquires serious nonfiction by activists, journalists, essayists, memoirists, historians, and others writing about big ideas with an activist impulse. Her authors include the activist DeRay Mckesson, comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla, and the author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Erika Sanchez.
LINKS HOOD FEMINISM by Mikki Kendall https://bit.ly/2AKZ6Ea
Mikki Kendall’s HOOD FEMINISM
Inaugural read-in discussion with the author and her editor, Georgia Bodnar | AUGUST, 28 2020
We are pleased to announce that our inaugural read-in will be held on AUGUST 28th. Please join us for an hour of collective study around Mikki Kendall’s HOOD FEMINISM, and a discussion with the author and her editor, Georgia Bodnar in celebration of Black August.
Black August is dedicated to the memory of fallen comrades in the struggle for the self-determination and liberation of Black people, it is a time to study Black history. Emerging from the California penal system in honor of fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain, and Khatari Gaulden, the observance and practice of Black August became widespread in the late 1970s. We believe holding the first installment of this reading series this month is an appropriate homage to the ideals espoused by the originators of Black August.
Each week between now and August 28th, we will be sending guiding questions tied to a set of chapters for consideration as we read and critically reflect on the book. Please be sure you’re subscribed to our mailing list in order to receive updates.