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Aug
16
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Aug 16 @ 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: You Are Your Best ThingFor our August JEDI Book Club we will be reading, You Are Your Best Thing, Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, an anthology co-created by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown.

Here is a blurb about the book from Brené’s website.

This anthology is a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black life and Black possibility, a space that gives Black humanity breathing room. Featuring essays by Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, Tanya Denise Fields, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Prentis Hemphill, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, Marc Lamont Hill, Keah Brown, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Shawn A. Ginwright, Kaia Naadira, Deran Young, Sonya Renee Taylor, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, Yolo Akili Robinson, Laverne Cox, Jessica J. Williams, Aiko D. Bethea, and Imani Perry.

Learn more.

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!