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Jul
19
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people?

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world?

If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!

Book cover: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

For the July JEDI Book Club, we will be reading, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

Below is a review of the book by Goodreads:

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month!

The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!