February Book Club-Meetup: Black Feminist or Womanist?

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?

january book-club-meetup: ‘teaching to transgress’

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’

sbf november book club-meetup: ‘feminist theory from margin to center’ @ tougo coffee

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

August’s SBF Book-Club Meetup: ‘Sisters of the Yam: black women and self-recovery’

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’

Cortona Cafe, ‘In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens,’ and Black Feminism: A Book Club-Meetup

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

Welcome Sadie — Seattle Black Feminists’ Book Club Facilitator!

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!