Social Justice Book Club

H.I.V.E. joins our friends The Listening Project and the Homewood Library for their Social Justice Book club on the below dates from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Homewood Library’s Boardroom (1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209).

UPDATED: Due to COVID-19, the Social Justice Book Club has moved virtually! We still meet the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please email us at hivealabama@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Please note, you don’t need to read the book to join us in the discussion.

Upcoming Schedule

  • July 9 – The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Ability justice)
  • August 13 – Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg – (Environmental justice)
  • September 10 – Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl (Racial justice)
  • October 8 – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance (Economic justice)
  • November 12 – Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (Racial justice)
  • December 10 – When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka – (Racial justice/Japanese Americans)

PAST BOOK SELECTIONS:

  • What We Will Become by Mimi Lemay
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • “Mend: Poems” by Kwoya Fagin Maples
  • “Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World” by Shannon Watts
  • “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
  • “dark // thing” by Ashley M. Jones
  • “Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights” by Doug Jones
  • “Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet” by Ashlee Piper
    “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” by Rebecca Traister
  • “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” by Debby Irving
  • “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  • “Lean In” Sheryl Sandberg
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  • “Magic City Gospel” by Ashley M. Jones
  • “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine
  • “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain” by Phoebe Robinson
  • “What I Told My Daughter” by Nina Tassler
  • “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  • “Hope in the Dark” by Rebecca Solnit