120 books — 88 voters
Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to correct social injustice. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes. One can also express activism through different forms of art. Daily acts of protest such as not buying clothes from a certain clothing company because they ...more
Black Feminist/Womanist Studies (nonfiction)
Trevor Noah's Literary Guests
245 books — 84 voters
1968 - The year that rocked the world (fiction and nonfiction)
210 books — 63 voters
Sixties Memoirs & Biographies (nonfiction)
146 books — 20 voters
“ The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. ...more ”
Come read with us! In September 2020 we held an online public vote to choose the 4 books we wou…more
[close] Come read with us! In September 2020 we held an online public vote to choose the 4 books we would together explore between October 2020 and May 2021. The winning books were; They are: Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, Violent Borders by Reece Jones, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit. Here's how it will work: 1. Read the book and / or associated read and watch lists (psst: you can receive a book of your choice from the 4 winning books for donating just €4 to us a month!) 2. Join the free public event where a contributor working on the issue covered in the book will join us to explore the issue and actions that can be taken to improve the situation. 3. Take part in a development education workshop to be part of a reflective, critical space for exploration of the issue, and to connect the dots between seemingly disparate issues of global justice in order to foster a sense of interconnectedness and understanding of root causes
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A place for recommendations for next Lady Book Club reads or just books you think others might l…more
[close] A place for recommendations for next Lady Book Club reads or just books you think others might like.
6 members, last active 4 years ago
The Activist History Review is an online journal devoted to exploring the connections between th…more
[close] The Activist History Review is an online journal devoted to exploring the connections between the past and current political, economic, social and cultural issues.
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Books for a Better World is a book club dedicated to thinking and talking inequality and injusti…more
[close] Books for a Better World is a book club dedicated to thinking and talking inequality and injustice in the U.S. and around the world. We explore books about race, gender, immigration, sexuality, poverty, and criminal justice issues. Nonfiction, novels, comics, and memoirs--there's something for everyone. You do not have to be a resident of Taylor to take part in this club, nor are you required to have a card from TCL. We're open to any who love to read and talk about books! **Current book picks will be available digitally or physically from the library. TCL cardholders can access digital copies free on Hoopla.
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