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Book Club (In-person)
August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 15, 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 “If I Go Missing” by Brianna Jonnie.
The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie ― a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to immediately investigate missing Indigenous people and urges them to “not treat me as the Indigenous person I am proud to be,” if she were to be reported missing.
Indigenous artist Neal Shannacappo provides the artwork for the book. Through his illustrations he imagines a situation in which a young Indigenous woman does disappear, portraying the reaction of her community, her friends, the police and media. (Summary retrieved from: https://www.cbc.ca/books/if-i-go-missing-1.5392096)
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