I’m ready to go back to a regular schedule for the Canadian U*U Feminist Book Club. I haven’t heard any concerns about our second (or alternative) Sunday at 3 Pacific, 6 Eastern, so let’s meet then for an hour on Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 328 662 153
I Zoomed into Vancouver yesterday to talk about the waves of feminism, and thought we would use that to structure our discussions. Each month we’ll talk about a different wave and I’ll suggest some writers from that period. Of course you can choose a different book or article from that period, watch a TedTalk or a video on them, etc. I’ll give a quick intro and then we’ll go into breakout rooms to talk about our experiences with a related issue.
Here’s our schedule:
November 14, 2021: First wave feminism. Discussion: voting and citizenship
Invisible Influence: Claiming Canadian Unitarian Universalist Women’s History – edited by Jean Pfleiderer, Heather Fraser Fawcett, Kathy Sage
Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony
December 12, 2021: Second wave feminism. Discussion: employment equity and reproductive rights, 1960s and 1970s activism
Suggestions: Adrienne Rich, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, Dorothy Livesay,
Margaret Laurence, Sylvia Plath
January 9, 2022: Third wave feminism. Discussion: intersectionality, privilege and disadvantage(Suggestions to come)
February 13, 2022: Fourth wave feminism. Discussion: the internet, technology, global concerns(Suggestions to come)
March 13, 2022: Fifth wave feminism. Discussion: Dismantling patriarchy, racism, colonialism, and capitalism(Suggestions to come)
I would also like to have a spiritual / small group ministry gathering in March to mark International Women’s Day (March 8). Mary Bennett will lead our annual poetry meeting in April.
Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!