Roar! Discussion Group

reading schedule

first meeting January 13 at the big idea
We read an excerpt from the introduction of “Ain’t I a Woman” by bell hooks, “poetry is not a luxury” by Audre Lorde from “Sister Outsider”, and “war” from “there’s still a chance for us” zine by korrina irwin.

week 1jan. 23 at Joyce’s
organizing and gender

week 2sunday feb. 6 at Ursula’s
superbowl theme aka
what’s with activist subculture that still embraces capitalist football fanaticism and its sexist, corporate, and militaristic advertisements? also we wanted to discuss corporate beer culture

week 3
race and gender feb. 20 at Ursula’s
this discussion didn’t happen-i tried to txt everyone and made an announcement at the organizing meeting about it. i don’t know what happened. do folks want to reschedule this topic?

week 4 march 6 at emily’s
eco- feminism
we decided that we are having a great time at these discussions albeit small size. its so nice to find these connections. we are going to continue to meet through spring/summer, and then who knows. same bi(curious)monthly sunday schedule. it seems that emily’s location is pretty centralized point in town and that space can be ours anytime we do not have anyone else stepping up to host.

week 5 i think march 20 at emily’s
gender/prison industrial complex

week 6 april 3 north and hannah’s
self-care for activists, burnout, and healing from trauma

week 7 april 17 at emily’s
gender in a revolution

field trip: Feminism and Zines
Saturday, April 23, 2011
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
must register here

week 8 may 1 at emily’s
may day theme!
women and labor

week 9 may 15 at steph’s
wiki tutorial

field trip july
forum on police brutality, homewood library

topics with dates tba
ladies first edition:
hip hop as feminism

too cool for skool:
radical ideas for education, un-schooling and free school

 

some ideas i was tossing around about other topics were:
some history of women and direct action
self-care, burnout, and dealing with trauma
gender/sexuality and class
women and prison and power
eco-feminism 2 with focus on lifestyle and food politics

but i welcome other suggestions or thoughts on these.

 
 

I would love to see us talk about self-care. That’s something that’s really lacking in many circles I find myself in, and I certainly have a habit of neglecting myself and my needs.

Women and prison and power is also a great one and I know that I have some materials on this if people are interested. Unfortunately they are mostly books rather than articles, but maybe chapters of them would be useful. Do other people have some thoughts?

 
 

I would love to see us talk about self-care. That’s something that’s really lacking in many circles I find myself in, and I certainly have a habit of neglecting myself and my needs.

Women and prison and power is also a great one and I know that I have some materials on this if people are interested. Unfortunately they are mostly books rather than articles, but maybe chapters of them would be useful. Do other people have some thoughts?

 
   

Can we start meeting again? I’d also like to propose that we read pregnancy and power by rickie solinger and meet to discuss chapters. I think there’s like 5-6 long chapters/sections.