REGISTER NOW AND Get YOUR BOOK PRIOR TO OUR FIRST BIWEEKLY MEETING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 6-8PM!

Join us and other book lovers and readers extraordinaire for our brand new Charlotte Pride Book Club! We’ll read and study together as we learn more about the LGBTQ community, our history, liberation movements, and more! Every three months, we’ll choose a new book, ranging from the entertaining to the educational, from a variety of genres! 

UP FIRST:

Freedom is a Constant Struggle
by Angela Y. Davis

Available for purchase (print/e-book) at:
Haymarket Books | Check your local and independent booksellers

Available for borrowing (print/e-book/audiobook) at:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


Discussion/Study Meeting Schedule:

Book Club members will read approximately 2 chapters of the book every two weeks, with meetings held every other Tuesday, 6-8pm, beginning April 20. All meetings will be held via Zoom. Continue to mask up, stay socially distanced, and get your vaccine! We’ll plan on in-person meetings as soon as we’re able!

Book Club Meeting Dates for Freedom is a Constant Struggle:

  • April 20, 6-8pm — Foreword, Intro, Chapters 1 & 2
  • May 4, 6-8pm — Chapters 3 & 4
  • May 18, 6-8pm — Chapters 5 & 6
  • June 1, 6-8pm — Chapters 7 & 8
  • June 15, 6-8pm — Chapters 9 & 10
  • June 29, 6-8pm — Wrap-Up

COMING UP NEXT:
Our next book club reading selection will be decided by book club members! We’ll announce the new selection on June 19th! Book Club discussion/study meetings will begin for our second selection on Tuesday, July 13th.


About the Book:

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.

Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that “Freedom is a constant struggle.”

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.