Echo: BIPOC Book-club
May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Echo: BIPOC Book-club
Monday May 30, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Online discussion, Free
What we’re reading in May: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, written by Angela Y. Davis
Hosted by AGB’s Curatorial Assistant, Jasmine Mander, Echo is a book-club centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour authors and thinkers. Prioritizing BIPOC community members, this group offers participants the opportunity to explore a new way forward.
The booklist features critical texts by BIPOC authors and is carefully constructed to inspire open and honest conversation. The group meets monthly to dissect and understand ideas related to political activism including race, identity, disability, tokenization, abuse, prison abolition and oppression through reading. Echo promotes reading as a communal act to inspire conversation in a safe space for ideas to reverberate and grow.
Books are mailed a month in advance of each session or available at the AGB for pick-up. Readers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to share theory thoughts, interpretations, and experiences. Participants are encouraged to finish, or read as much as possible, of the recommended reading prior to each meeting for discussion. Participants can join any, or all, sessions. Echo is a free program with limited spaces so please register a month in advance to receive your copy.
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, written by Angela Y. Davis
Activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis has been a tireless fighter against oppression for decades. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build a movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that “freedom is a constant struggle.”
Facilitator, Jasmine Mander is a Hamilton-based emerging curator. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo where she studied Fine Arts and Business. She has worked for various art organizations such as the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, the McMaster Museum of Art, the Hamilton Artists Inc. and currently as the Curatorial Assistant at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB). Jasmine’s most recent exhibition, Incoming! worked to directly address the needs of refugee, newcomer, and immigrant artists.
Echo is part of AGB Digital, a series of virtual programs for youth focusing on art and community building. This program is supported by Halton Region Community Investment Fund.
Art Gallery of Burlington is proud to acknowledge that the land where it is located is part of the ancient Dish With One Spoon Treaty and is part of the Brant Tract Purchase, Treaty No. 3 3/4 of 1795, and it is grateful to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River for sharing this territory. The Art Gallery of Burlington is located at 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario.
Logo design by Tee Kundu.
For more information, contact Jasmine Mander, Curatorial Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org