Date(s) - Friday, Sep 25 - Saturday, Sep 26
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4th installment of the popular essentials book club. A chance to listen and talk.
Asha Bandele & Patrisse Cullors – When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Join via the above eventbrite link. Receive your link to the zoom meeting to discuss the selected writing.
Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women – Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors – came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists.
In this empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist asha bandele recount the personal story that led Patrisse to become a founder of Black Lives Matter.
“An empowering account of strength, resilience and bravery” (Elle magazine)
“Tackling the whole gamut (racism, economics, freedom, sexuality, mental health, familial love, sisterhood and beyond), this is the portrait of modern America we should all be buying” (Emerald Street)
“Khan-Cullors is careful to hold herself to account . . . This humility, alongside her exceptional commitment to social justice, provides the greatest cause for optimism in this harrowing and yet uplifting account” (Musa Okwonga New Statesman)
“A stunning memoir but also a beautifully articulated letter of protest and outrage. I couldn’t recommend it more highly” (Shirley Manson Independent)
“There are some who believe it is possible to infuse empathy into the heart of America. This is Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ magnificent accomplishment with When They Call You a Terrorist . . . Her concise narrative is as unapologetic as the famous hashtag she coined, and offers at once cadenced poetry, intellectual analysis, determined polemic and imagery as unflinching as photography” (Times Literary Supplement)
“A powerful, self-critical, and intimate portrait of how organising for social change can look in the 21st century” (gal-dem)