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Hood Feminism Book Club

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Book club participants will read Hood Feminism Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall. Franklin Residential College, the Institute for African American Studies, and the Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors department will purchase some books for distribution.

Conversations will be facilitated by Institute for African American Studies Graduate Certificate students, Sha'Mira Covington ( and Chera Jo Watts ( Scheduled meeting dates: September 9th, September 23rd, and October 7th from 4-5pm. We are planning on in-person, socially distanced meetings. We intend to get to know each other and informally discuss the book’s themes in the first meeting. We plan to read and discuss roughly half of the book for the second book club meeting and to read and discuss the second half of the book for the third meeting. As a group, we will decide whether we want to host a fourth session towards the end of October to debrief and fellowship. 

We welcome all to participate in this Book Club, while recognizing and understanding that the aim of this group is to create a safe(r) space in the University community for Black/Brown/Indigenous/POC to discuss and feel through the content together and for folks who do not share those identities or experiences to listen, affirm, and support. Please complete this brief interest survey by September 8, 2021, to sign up. Location details will be shared via email with participants prior to the first meeting, and books will be distributed on or before the first meeting. 

This opportunity is sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, Franklin Residential College, and Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors Diversity in Fashion Initiative. 

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