Book ClubsDuring these pandemic times, we've launched four (virtual) book clubs with more on the way!
Abolition Book Club: July 19 6:00pm
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
What does a world without police or prisons look like? Whether you’re new to the concept of police and prison abolition or have been organizing around it for years, we’d love for you to join us.
In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Davis illustrates how the prison industrial complex relies on the inheritances of slavery, and asks us to imagine a world focused on healing and rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Hard copies are sold out so if you’re able, use the link below to purchase an e-book!
Politics of Pandemics: August 9 2:00pm
Pale Rider by Laura Spinney
The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
“In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind’s vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted–and often permanently altered–global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts.”
This book is Science journalist Laura Spinney’s account of the 1918 flu, and the only book-length account we know of that doesn’t focus only on the United States. Spinney’s book is a wide-ranging tour through the science, social context, and political consequences of the last pandemic with the scale of the current one.
Trans Book Club: July 28 7:30pm
Transcendent 2 edited by Bogi Takács
We’re excited for Trans book club, appearing at Boneshaker for the first time, where we’ll cover works by and about trans people, across genres.
Our next book in the series will be Transcendent 2, a collection of sci fi short stories!