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Mary’s Pence Online Book Club

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You and your friends are invited to participate in our series of discussions on Zoom about select books from our Summer 2020 Reading List.

Cover photo of the anthology: Women Writing Resistance: Essays from Latin America and the Caribbean

Upcoming online book discussions we are hosting:

Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean, edited byJennifer Browdy

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (A link for the Zoom gatherings will be sent via email.)
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The stories of this anthology of women’s voices from Latin America and the Caribbean tell of resistance to patriarchy, white supremacy, state terror and neoliberalism. They are not only stories of inspiration, but stories that are important to hear and understand in these dark and troubled times.

The discussion will be facilitated by Gilda Larios, long-time Mary’s Pence employee and ESPERA Team Lead based in Mexico City, Mexico. Gilda has worked with women-led, community-based organizations throughout Mexico and Central America for more than 25 years.

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

Past book discussions we have hosted:

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders:  A Memoir of Love and Resistance, by Linda Sarsour

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1.5 hours)
Location: Online (A link for the Zoom gatherings will be sent to everyone 24 hours prior to the meeting.)
RSVP: Coming soon!

Sarsour’s autobiography explores how her life as a Palestinian Muslim America and a feminist empowered her to be a globally recognized activist. Sarsour, who served as one of the co-organizers of the Women’s March, invites others to work for equality.

The discussion will be co-hosted by recent Mary’s Pence grantee Reviving Sisterhood and facilitated by Nausheena Hussain. As co-founder and executive director, Nausheena is building a movement to address leadership development, increase community engagement, and create a philanthropic legacy for change.

Click here to read a review of the book written by Mary’s Pence Executive Director Katherine Wojtan.

No Visible BruisesNo Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, by Rachel Louise Snyder

Date: Wednesday October 7, 2020
Time: 8pm Eastern/7pm Central (1 hour)
Location: Online (A link for the Zoom gatherings will be sent to everyone 24 hours prior to the meeting.)

Recipient of the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism, No Visible Bruises details the stories Snyder uncovered during her investigation into private violence and considers the complexities, as well as the implications, for society at large. Considering issues of mental health, poverty, gender, justice and more, No Visible Bruises adds valuable information to the quest to end systemic violence.

The discussion about No Visible Bruises will be guided by Katie Eichele. Katie is responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations of The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education at the University of Minnesota.

Click here to read a review of No Visible Bruises written by Mary’s Pence staff member Sarah Mechtenberg.

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If you are buying any of the books from our Summer 2020 Reading List, we encourage you to consider independent, women-owned bookstores across the U.S.

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