These bookclubs have started and are accepting new members on a rolling basis! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join EVOKE, and email@example.com to join Political Theory and Praxis.
EVOKE is a bookclub for all who want to read collectively. We strive to make the bookclub experience accessible. That means reading many different types of literature written by folks from many different positionalities. A focus on black and Indigenous writing is key for our book club. We are here to promote social justice on the literary front and welcome input and suggestions on how best to do that. Come read with us!
The EVOKE Bookclub will first be reading the book CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi. CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE is the first book of a YA Fiction trilogy called Legacy of Orïsha that delves into a fantasy world set in Orïsha centering the life of intrepid main character Zélie Adebola. This narrative heavily references West African mythology, culture, and religion. Read more here. If you would like to check out the first six chapters, please visit here.
EVOKE meets Wednesday evenings from 4 – 6 pm starting on May 20th 2020 via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join!
The APIRG Political Theory and Praxis Bookclub reads one important political theory book each month in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Each month we read three equal length sections of an important political theory book, alternating between classic and contemporary works. Topics covered include critical pedagogy, economic theory, historical materialism, decolonial woks, queer and identity-based works and so much more!
This program aims to make inaccessible vital texts more accessible offering a communal reading format to answer questions together, and to provide resources to support individual and group learning. Most importantly, we hope to inspire each other to learn and grow in our political education.
Our first selection will be Pedagogy of the Oppressed, the classic Brazilian decolonial work of Critical Pedagogy by Paulo Freire. (Click here for the free pdf!) The course will be cooperatively run by the group, with logistical and material development support from Tristan Turner, APIRGs Office Coordinator and a graduate of the BA Political Science program at the University of Alberta.
The Political Theory and Praxis bookclub meets Fridays from 6-8 pm starting on May 15th, 2020. Email email@example.com to join!