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|BOOK CLUB UPDATE // THANK YOU!!|
We want to give a hearty thanks to everyone who joined our discussion on Sunday! Despite our technical issues, we are so grateful to those of you who joined to talk about abolitionist organizing and transformative justice. Thanks to the skillful and thoughtful moderating by Ruth Nyambura and Ubax from Cheche Books, I think we all left the conversation with more questions than answers and a deeper appreciation for the importance of community in creating a more just world.
We'll be announcing our next read in our newsletter next week, so stay tuned!
WHAT WE'RE READING // Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
This book is STUNNING. A collection of essays about the author's life and memories, the detail and intimacy with which he shares will leave you with the unshakeable reminder of how alienating life as an immigrant in America can be, especially if you're brown and Muslim. Weaving through stories of his parents and his own and their relationships to the American identity, the concept of home is an ever-moving target. Never where they are and always where they want to be. They say home is where the heart is, but Ayad Akhtar reminds us that it's rarely that simple.
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // Intercepted: Hope Is a Discipline: Mariame Kaba on Dismantling the Carceral State
If you're interested in Mariame Kaba's work, but haven't been able to read We Do This 'Til We Free Us or join our bookclub discussion, this is a great interview to learn more about her work! Touching on the Derek Chauvin case and the larger movement for prison industrial complex abolition, this episode is a timely introduction to the abolitionist movement and transformative justice.