E. H. Butler Library is proud to coordinate the Social Justice Book Club! The Social Justice Book Club provides a space for Buffalo State University community members to have meaningful conversations about challenging topics.
During spring 2023, we are reading two books:
- Choice Words: Writers on Abortion is a literary anthology of poems, stories, and essays about abortion. We will meet online via Microsoft Teams every other Wednesday from 2 to 2:50 PM, beginning on February 15th. Session dates are 2/15, 3/1, 3/22, 4/5, and 4/19.
- It's Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women's Bodies examines how whiteness and capitalism shape conversations about bodies, health, and wellness to the detriment of Black women. The author, Jessica Wilson, is speaking on campus on February 9th from 4 to 6pm at the Alumni Center. A month later, on March 9th, from 12:15 to 1:30pm in Bacon 202, the book club will meet to discuss the book. Please note the new location of Bacon 202!
The book club is open to faculty, staff, and students of Buffalo State University.
Thanks to generous donations, free copies of the book(s) are available to book club participants (supplies permitting). An electronic copy of Choice Words is available through Butler Library. A print copy of It's Always Been Ours is being held on reserve at the Circulation desk - inquire at Circulation to borrow the book for 2 hours at a time.
This program was made possible with the support of E. H. Butler Library, Equity and Campus Diversity, Student Leadership and Engagement, the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary minor, the Grant Allocation Committee, the Anne Frank Project, and Haymarket Books.
The Social Justice Book Club logo was designed by John Gardner.