Social Justice Syllabus: Policing & Protest

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).

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The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

First Meeting: Sunday, September 27 at 7pm

 

 


Chokehold: Policing Black Men Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620974834
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018

Coming Up: Sunday, October 25 at 7pm

 

 


The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316440097
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Hachette Books - August 6th, 2019

Sunday, November 29 at 7pm


Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States Cover Image
By Alicia Garza (Foreword by), Maya Schenwar (Editor), Joe Macaré (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781608466122
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Haymarket Books - June 21st, 2016

Sunday, December 27 at 7pm


Stop and Frisk: American Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780999823941
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Bloomsday Literary - June 26th, 2020

Sunday, January 31 at 7pm


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

Sunday, February 28 at 7pm


Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316386555
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - October 18th, 2016

Sunday, March 28 at 7pm


As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807028360
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Beacon Press - March 31st, 2020

Sunday, April 25 at 7pm


All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence (Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780252084126
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: University of Illinois Press - March 2nd, 2019

Sunday, May 30 at 7pm


Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603588843
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

Sunday, June 27 at 7pm


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807039823
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

Sunday, July 25 at 7pm