Canadian UU Feminist Book (and other media) Club

October and November meetings

On October 18 (please note: the date has been changed because of Thanksgiving weekend) and November 8, 2020, we will be discussing Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, as we wind up our learning program on the lives of Indigenous and racialized women and Queers. Reverend Kathy Sage will be facilitating these sessions and has shared the following information about our time together on October 18.

Format: 30 minutes together, followed by 15 minutes in small groups, and 15 minutes together to close.

Questions we will be discussing: 1) Did this book add to your understanding of systemic/institutional racism? 2) Can you share any insights about ‘white privilege’? 3) can you share any insights about ‘white fragility’?

Additional resources (of particular interest to those who have not had time to read or finish the book):

* Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives traces history of black life in Canada

Confronting Canada’s ugly record of anti-Blackness

‘We have nothing to lose but our chains’: Desmond Cole’s conversation with four Black Canadians

Why being ‘nice’ is bad for Canada

François Legault sticks to position that systemic racism doesn’t exist in Quebec

The Feminist Book Club is a low-stress, low-maintenance, open, intentionally queer-positive and intersectional, feminist-in-its-broadest-definition book-and-other-media and chat club. We explore books, films, and talks by feminists and about feminism and, perhaps even more importantly, share our experiences as feminists. You are free to join us whenever you can, whether or not you have read the book selection, whether you want to share or listen. We meet for an hour each month, usually on the second Sunday of the month, at 8 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, and 4 pm Pacific time. Contact us for the Zoom link: eldergomes@yahoo.com.

Previous meetings:

On September 13, 2020, at the Canadian UU Feminist Book Club, we’ll be talking more about our theme of Sacred Space. If you’d like to join us, look for poetry, music, artwork (preferably by women or queers, preferably by Canadian artists to share it with us. (If you’re not sure how to screen share, send me the link by September 12.) We’d love it if you shared work you have created either during the pandemic or about local, interior, or sacred places.