Persistence + Prose: A Feminist Book Club

  • November 15, 2020

Join Jennifer Blemur and Corey Greer for a virtual discussion of Ruby Hamad's White Tears/Brown Scars on Wed., Nov. 18th, at 7 p.m. (EST)!

Persistence + Prose: A Feminist Book Club

Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep “ownership” of their slaves, through the centuries of colonialism, when they offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women’s active participation in campaigns of oppression. It offers a long overdue validation of the experiences of women of color.

Discussing subjects as varied as The Hunger Games, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the viral BBQ Becky video, and 19th century lynchings of Mexicans in the American Southwest, Ruby Hamad undertakes a new investigation of gender and race. She shows how the division between innocent white women and racialized, sexualized women of color was created, and why this division is crucial to confront.

About Persistence + Prose:

Persistence and Prose: A Feminist Book Club is dedicated to reading thought-provoking works that challenge our assumptions about what it means to be a feminist in the modern era. Hosted by Jennifer Blemur, a lawyer by education and steady advocate for women's substantive political participation by trade, and Corey Greer, a gender equality professional coming at you from organizations like the United Nations Development Program and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Hosted by Solid State Books in Washington, DC. People of all genders are encouraged to attend! This is a VIRTUAL EVENT! Register here.

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