The Montana Racial Equity Project Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December), 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, in the small Conference Room. Reading selections for this book club include mostly nonfiction about social justice and issues affecting people of color and minorities.
June 25, 2019: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to "never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is..."
July 23, 2019: One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson