Join us for our Spring Book Club, to keep our racial justice work alive.
Saturday March 28
Vegetarian potluck lunch 11:45 am to 12:30 pm, book discussion from 12:30-1:30 pm.
For our spring book club, we’re keeping the discussion about racism and racial justice alive.
Our spring book is This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins.
“This Will Be My Undoing” is a series of essays that explore ot means to “be”—to live as, to exist as—a black woman today. The author – who was 25 at the time of writing (2018) examines how society views and treats Black women. Body image, hair, motherhood, gentrification, and living with on-going stress as a Black woman are all discussed.
One reviewer writes, “This book feels incredibly important for white people to read (and, I’d venture, for nonblack people of color as well, and for men, all men, in general), because there is a brutal honesty Jerkins brings to the experiences of black girls and women that is vital for us to understand as we strive toward equality, toward believing women’s voices and experiences, and toward repairing the broken systems that have long defined our country.”
Learn more about the author here.
As part of our on-going work on understanding and dismantling racism and other systems that hold people down, we will take what we’ve learned and experienced and use this book as a platform to continue to examine our biases and attitudes. At Lighthouse, we work against white supremacy and work to elevate those who are oppressed and disadvantaged. Join us for this discussion to advance this community conversation in DC’s yoga community.
Free and open to all.
Leader: Suzanne Henley
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