For February, we’re discussing our perspectives on Black feminism and Womanism. I know that many Black women subscribe to one or the other — feminist and womanist, but what is interesting is that (often what I’ve heard) when Black women say they are not feminists they are asked if they are womanists instead — because … More February Book Club-Meetup: Black Feminist or Womanist?
join us in january for a discussion of teaching to transgress: education as the practice of freedom, followed by the meetup. come to one segment or both. below is the text’s blurb: Cultural theorist hooks means to challenge preconceptions, and it is a rare reader who will be able to walk away from her without … More january book-club-meetup: ‘teaching to transgress’
sadie chose bell hooks again for november’s book club discussion. she also said she has another one lined up for december (go, sadie!). i personally do not even know what type of black feminist i’d be had i never discovered bell hooks: her writings have significantly changed my life. below is the amazon blurb for feminist theory from … More sbf november book club-meetup: ‘feminist theory from margin to center’ @ tougo coffee
[Update]: This book club & meetup has been postponed. Keep an eye out for the updated meeting time & place. A Black feminist once told me that she reads Sister Outsider over and over again, perhaps that is because of reviews like the one below. I’m sure that many would agree that in addition to texts such as Black … More SBF Book Club-Meetup: ‘Sister Outsider’
For August, Sadie has chosen Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery by bell hooks, to discuss — so this is going to be nothing but great! Here’s hooks’ book description: The noted author of Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism ( LJ 12/1/81) and Black Looks: Race and Represen tation ( LJ 7/92) … More August’s SBF Book-Club Meetup: ‘Sisters of the Yam: black women and self-recovery’
For July, we’ll be meeting on the mezzanine of this Black-owned business in the CD. Now, I’ve walked by Cortona Cafe a zillion times, and didn’t realize this insanely cute establishment has all of these amenities: espresso, beer, waffles, wifi? Yes, please! This is our first SBF Book Club event, happening in conjunction with our meetup, and our fantastic … More Cortona Cafe, ‘In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,’ and Black Feminism: A Book Club-Meetup
If you’ve recently toggled over the to the ‘about’ page on this blog, then you will have seen a new face around here, Sadie B. Sadie, who describes herself as ‘a first generation Somali-American, Black feminist activist, and an aspiring novelist,’ is the facilitator or our new Seattle Black Feminists Book Club! SBF Book Club gatherings … More Welcome Sadie — Seattle Black Feminists’ Book Club Facilitator!