We’re thrilled to offer this first of a RECURRING book club based in Beacon, and anchored by Good Work Fellow Catherine Stankowski!
Join others who are part of the Good Work Institute community for a discussion of Freedom is a Constant Struggle by renowned activist Angela Y. Davis. Space is limited to 12, so please RSVP.
The Book: ‘Freedom is a Constant Struggle’ collects essays, interviews, and speeches illuminating the connection between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world, and reflects on the importance of Black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism to today’s struggles.
The Author: Angela Y. Davis is a legendary author, academic, political activist, and philosopher. Ideologically a Marxist, and a controversial figure, she is the author of over ten books on class, feminism, and the U.S. prison system.
The Discussion: We’ll share what new thoughts and feelings this book prompted in us, and what insights it offers toward creating bridges between modern movements. We’ll also discuss mass incarceration as racial violence, and how Beacon’s history as a prison town continues to shape Beacon’s culture. When you register, you will be invited to share questions, links and discussion topics with the host – please submit them by Feb. 18th.
Book club host:
Catherine Stankowski is a member of the Good Work Institute’s 6th Fellowship cohort. She and her family have lived in Beacon since 2009.
Note: Binnacle Books in Beacon is happy to special order the book for you if you’d like to own it.
Space is limited to 12, so please RSVP.