Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 7-9pm EST (UTC-5)
The Dock C. Bracy Center’s Reading for Understanding monthly book discussions are free and have two requirements: Read the book and make time for the discussion.
Reading for Understanding: Free Monthly Virtual Book Discussions to Promote Reading, Ongoing Learning and Critical Conversations
Facilitated by Linda & Deborah
Bookstore: Uncle Bobbies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, https://www.unclebobbies.com
Embark on a powerful exploration of history and resistance in our upcoming virtual book discussion featuring Danielle L. McGuire's groundbreaking work, "At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance."
About the Book
In this compelling narrative, McGuire unveils the hidden stories of Black women who, against tremendous odds, fought against sexual violence and injustice during the Civil Rights era. "At the Dark End of the Street" illuminates the courage, resilience, and activism of these women, contributing to a richer understanding of the intersectionality of race and gender in the struggle for civil rights.
Examining the historical context of sexual violence against Black women
Reflecting on the resilience and resistance demonstrated by these women
Discussing the impact of their contributions to the broader Civil Rights Movement
Exploring the relevance of these stories in today's conversations on racial and gender justice
The discussion will take place on Zoom, providing a convenient and inclusive space for participants to share their perspectives and engage in meaningful dialogue. Registered participants will login to their Eventbrite account to access this virtual event via the event page.
Deborah and Linda will guide the conversation, encouraging participants to share their thoughts, ask questions, and explore different viewpoints.
To participate in this insightful book discussion, please register by https://www.eventbrite.com/e/757303644587. Registration is free and by donation, and all are welcome to join this enriching conversation.
Support black-owned bookstores
Where and how you choose to spend money has power. Shop Uncle Bobbies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, https://www.unclebobbies.com or or visit African American Literature Book Club, https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php to find a black-owned bookstore in your area.