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Book Club (In-person)
June 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 11, 2022
Join us this summer for book clubs at the Women’s Centre! We will meet Monday evenings 5:30-7pm June 20-August 15 to enjoy refreshments, chat, learn and share our thoughts on the books “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground” by Alicia Elliott and “If I Go Missing” by Brianna Jonnie. Drop ins are welcome! Book summaries will be provided each week to support our reading and discussions! Join one or both book clubs and receive your own copy of each book.
- Mondays June 20 – July 11 “A Mind Spread on the Ground” by Alicia Elliott
- Mondays July 18 – Aug 15 “If I Go Missing” by Brianna Jonnie
To register or for more information, please email RSVP@womenscentrecalgary.org or call 403.264.1155.
This week we are reading “A Mind Spread on the Ground” by Alicia Elliott
In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about the treatment of Native people in North America while drawing on intimate details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight into the ongoing legacy of colonialism. She engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrifcation, writing and representation, and in the process makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political—from overcoming a years-long battle with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft Dinner to how systemic oppression is directly linked to health problems in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott provides a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future. (Summary retrieved from: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/588523/a-mind-spread-out-on-the-ground-by-alicia-elliott/9780385692380)
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