Reparative Reading Book Club: “The Trouble with White Women” by Kyla Schuler
* Participants are encouraged to purchase their books from Taylor Books Co. Please use code ReparativeReading for a book club discount.
The Trouble with White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism by Kyla Schuller
- 6/2 — Part 1: Civilizing (Introduction — Chapter 3)
- 6/9 — Part 2: Cleansing (Chapter 4 — Chapter 6)
- 6/16 — Part 3: Optimizing (Chapter 7 — Conclusion)
Sessions start at 7:15 pm at Brooklyn Artery 1004 Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn, New York
Reparative Reading with Branden Janese is a weekly adult book club focusing on books that expand our understanding of community, race, class, and womanhood. We are committed to practicing and upholding the values of self-reflection, inclusion, collaboration, harmonious healing, responsiveness, communication, community restoration, innovation, respect, integrity, and creative freedom.
More on “The Trouble with White Women”:
In The Trouble with White Women, Schuller brings to life the two-hundred-year counter-history of Black, Indigenous, Latina, poor, queer, and trans women pushing back against white feminists and uniting to dismantle systemic injustice. These feminist heroes such as Frances Harper, Harriet Jacobs, and Pauli Murray have created anti-racist feminism for all. But we don’t speak their names and we don’t know their legacies. Unaware of these intersectional leaders, feminists have been led down the same dead-end alleys generation after generation, often working within the structures of racism, capitalism, homophobia, and transphobia rather than against them.
Building a more just feminist politics for today requires a reawakening, a return to the movement’s genuine vanguards and visionaries. Their compelling stories, campaigns, and conflicts reveal the true potential of feminist liberation. An Entropy Magazine Best Nonfiction Book of 2020-2021, The Trouble with White Women gives feminists today the tools to fight for the flourishing of all.
Location: 1004 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY 11218, United States
Time: 7:15 — 8:45pm EDT