Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. During our first series, Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. In the second part of this series, Borders, we read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Our third series, Pages Against the Patriarchy, explored what patriarchy is, how it affects us, and looked at other ways of living.
In our fourth series, Policing & Protest, we'll explore the role of policing in the United States, its impacts on marginalized communities, and what solutions we can help build for our communities going forward. The second half of the series will look at community protest action, its history and effectiveness, and how protest movements can be used to build a more just future for all. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation.
Writer and pro bono immigration attorney C. Hudak is the founder of the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club. She collaborates with Third Place Books to develop the SJS reading lists and hosts the monthly discussions.
All are welcome and no purchase is required.
The Social Justice Syllabus Book Club meets on the last Sunday of every month at Third Place Books Seward Park (5041 Wilson Ave S). The bookstore is on a street-level floor with wide aisles and no stairs to the meeting area or to the wheelchair accessible restroom. There are two accessible parking spaces available near the front entrance (permit required).
The next series in our Social Justice Syllabus Book Club, Native Lands, Native Lives, will begin on Thursday, August 26, 2021.