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Schedule Announced for “Illuminating Conversations” Series

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We are excited to announce the schedule for our 2021 – 2022 Illuminating Conversations series!

Everyone is invited to attend these live online conversations about topics that are at the core of our work to help women and their communities flourish in solidarity and justice. For more information about upcoming conversations, sign up for our email list.

Central America’s Forgotten History:
Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration
Book cover for "Central America's Forgotten History"
by Aviva Chomsky

Special Guest: Aviva Chomsky, Author
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (A link for the Zoom gatherings will be sent via email after you RSVP.)
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A must read for all of us who live in Las Americas, Central America’s Forgotten History uncovers the history of Central America starting from the Spanish conquest to the events of today, including the long struggles against inequality and oppression, intertwined with U.S. policies and the impact of those policies on the region. Author and activist Aviva Chomsky, will join us for the discussion of her book to talk about her work to look at how histories are suppressed, and how these memories serve as the roots of present events.

When My Brother Was an AztecNatalie Diaz cover for her book "When My Brother Was an Aztec"
By Natalie Diaz

Special Guest: Cecelia Rose LaPointe, Founder and Executive Director of Native Justice Coalition
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (A link for the Zoom gatherings will be sent via email after you RSVP.)
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In her first book of poetry, 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner Natalie Diaz gives us raw, emotional accounts of her brother’s drug addiction, love, and life in the southwest United States. Diaz’s words expose the trauma felt by those living on reservations as she weaves in images of mythology, nature, sports, Christianity, and Mojave and Spanish cultures.

Start reading ahead! Future books to be discussed:

 

Justice Makes a DifferenceJustice Makes a Difference: Cover of Book
By Dr. Artika Tyner and Jackyln Milton

Special Guest: Dr. Artika Tyner, Author and Founder and Executive Director of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

From the writings of Joan Chittister: On Women
By Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, Edited by Mary Lou Kownacki

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
By Alicia Garza

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent
By Isabel Wilkerson

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

The Echoing Ida Collection
Edited by Cynthia R. Greenlee, Kemi Alabi, and Janna A. Zinzi

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online.

*Remember to support your locally owned bookstores when possible if you’re purchasing a copy of the book.

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