Black Feminist Book Club
Join the DC Public Library, the National Women’s History Museum, and other community partners for Black Feminist Book Club inspired by We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC!
Black Feminist Book Club is a traveling book club that brings together community members to read, discuss, and take action inspired by Black feminist texts. Book clubs will be hosted at different locations around DC, from branches of the DC Public Library to other community spaces. Participants will be able to explore the selected text together, take field trips to special exhibitions and community spaces, meet local organizations that continue the work of historical Black feminists, and more.
Black Feminist Book Club is free to attend, though registration is recommended to save a spot!
Upcoming Sessions of Black Feminist Book Club
September 2 @ 2:00pm
Join the Black Studies Book Club at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a special book club focused on a Black feminist text. Participants will also meet a local community organization connected with the text and attend a special tour of the exhibition We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC on the first floor.
October 18 @ 5:00pm
Join fellow Book Club attendees for a special edition of Black Feminist Book Club exploring Black feminist futures through Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Published in 1993 and set in a post-apocalyptic Earth beginning in the year 2024, Butler’s renowned novels have been lauded as some of the best science fiction of the last 100 years — and have also been banned for depictions of resistance – to hierarchies, racism, and gender norms. For this special edition of Black Feminist Book Club, we will be reading Butler’s now-canonical text and visiting exhibitions nearby that feature artists, thinkers, and objects inspired by, and aligned with, Butler’s vision for alternate futures.
Black Feminist Book Club is produced in partnership between the National Women's History Museum and DC Public Library.