study+practice group schedule

Meeting day is in parentheses, always 8-9:30 pm ET.

Meeting not required to read the book; reading the book not required to attend the meeting!

(what's a study+practice group??)

October (15): We Do This Til We Free Us

Why? Mariame Kaba is the person I want to learn from about abolition and transformative justice. Here’s an interview and another one.

November (19): Octavia's Brood

Why? Octavia Butler's writing is glorious; these stories are inspired by it. Good idea to read some of her stuff first...I recommend Kindred or Parable of the Sower or honestly anything.

December (17): Black Lives Matter at School

Why? "Black Lives Matter at School succinctly generalizes lessons from successful challenges to institutional racism that have been won through the Black Lives Matter at School movement." I need these examples, maybe you do too?

January (21): The Night Watchman

Why? Louise Erdrich is a writer I've meant to read for years, and what I know of this book makes it sound like medicine for my evolving relationship with language. Here's a review.

February (18): Revolutionary Mothering

Why? Alexis Pauline Gumbs was one of the editors, and my friend Heidi named her amazing org (Motherful) after this book. All welcome, whatever your relationship to mothers and mothering.

March (18): fiction, TBD!

We will probably decide this together via Signal--possibly with a couple of circles reading different books. The Low Low Woods? An Unkindness of Ghosts? Deacon King Kong?