Introducing a new collaborative community event as part of our anti-racism journey: the Anti-Racist Book Group. Hosted in collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library
, monthly meetings will be virtual, and registration can be found on both libraries' online calendars.
Please join us for our first meeting to discuss Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot
by Mikki Kendall. This first discussion will be moderated by Austin Branch Manager Jo-Anne Willis and Branch Associate Charmaine Bryant.
In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism
delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.
This event is being organized by Danielle
Morales with Walk the Walk