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An Evening with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, Mocha Girls Read, & The Gold Society

Nov 09, 2020



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Anderson Smith

Join us on Tuesday, November 10th, at 6 pm EST, as we continue our ongoing monthly discussion series on the antiracist book club. Joining us this month is Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and Mocha Girls Read. The series is an informal space where book clubs meet other book clubs, share ideas, learn, educate, activate and dismantle systemic racism using books and community. 



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We believe in the limitless power of books and their ability to establish, sustain, shape, and inform an individual’s identity through a shared reading experience with others. We recognize the reader as an active component in the meaning-making process. We actively seek to foster experiences that transcend the involvement within a book club to the consciousness of a society.


We sincerely hope that you can join us as we seek to advance antiracism through literature.


About Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop


IG: freemindsbookclub

Twitter: @FreeMindsDC

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop uses the literary arts, workforce development, and violence prevention to connect incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to their voices, their purpose, and the wider community. Free Minds serves teenagers who are charged and incarcerated as adults at the DC Jail. Approximately 60 youths are incarcerated every year; of those, ninety five percent are African American and five percent are Latino. By reaching these youths at this critical juncture and exciting them about learning, Free Minds motivates these young men to pursue positive new directions for their futures. Since its inception, Free Minds has reached over 900 youths through our Book Club, Continuing Support and Reentry Programs.


About Mocha Girls Read


IG / Twitter: @mochagirlsread

Mocha Girls Read is a book club for Black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. They are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. Mocha Girls Read meets monthly in 8 cities across the US. They are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Their book selection focuses on broad topics, such as gender and race, and the group accepts members of all ages. If you're not interested in the book of the month, no worries, just skip it and reconvene with the ladies next month.


About The Gold Society

 "'Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." (Fredrick Douglas, circa 1845, 12 years after escaping, Edward Covey, a poor farmer known as an expert "slave breaker." The unbearable year under Covey left Douglass resolved to gain his freedom.") Emancipation is directly tied to knowledge and our ability to use information to create a better world for ourselves and others. The Gold Society's simple purpose is to drive that very form of emancipation through a greater knowledge of self and understanding of our world, which we do in the form of books that cover challenging (yet meaningful) aspects of the (historic black male) experience in America.