Do you want to learn more about racial equity and justice? Do you find majority of the books you are exposed to are dominated by white voices and lack diversity? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, the Racial Justice Book Club is the perfect place for you!
Every month we select a book that focuses on racial justice, allyship, and historically marginalized and oppressed peoples (HMDOs)* to better educate ourselves in the fight towards justice. Previous books have included “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo, “Stamped From the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi, “Blood On The Marias: The Baker Massacre” by Paul R. Wylie and so forth. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, we have the wonderful opportunity to come together as a group to have fruitful conversations about the book selected. This is the time where we can collectively reflect about what we read, learned, ask any questions, and/or work through any areas of confusion.
The Racial Justice Book Club is free and open to everyone. The Bozeman Public Library always keeps a few of our selected books aside, too.
There is always so much more to learn. We hope you will join us!
*Historically marginalized and oppressed peoples include anyone who is Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian-American. It also includes LGBTQ+, people with mental and physical disabilities, and the two most historically persecuted religious groups, Jewish and Muslim.*
We're happy to announce the Bozeman and Missoula book club reading selections into January!
NOTE: Dates are specific to the Bozeman Book Club. The Missoula Book Club meetings will be on different dates but our monthly selections are the same.
September 25, 2018 - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
October 23, 2018 - White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson.
November 27, 2018 - Fools Crow by James Welch.
December 2018 - No book club meeting (Winter hiatus)
January 22, 2019 - There There by Tommy Orange
Note: Our December and January selections are deliberately chosen as a pair to be read back-to-back.