Social Justice Reading & Film 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 for the Zoom link. Please note, you don’t need to read the book to join us in the discussion.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Thursday, March 11th –  FILM: Selma – The Bridge to the Ballot
    The 45-minute film “tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in their way: a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. By organizing and marching bravely in the face of intimidation, violence, arrest and even murder, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era” (from SPLC site).

    As always, you don’t need to watch the movie to join in on the great discussion.

    Click here to join the Zoom.
    Meeting ID: 880 591 0959
    Passcode: ROCK

  • Thursday, April 8th  – BOOK: Beloved by Toni Morrison


  • My Octopus Teacher


  • Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman Flowers
  • When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl
  • Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg
  • The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” by Jonathan Evison
  • 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