Summer Reading Circle

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement

July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10 AM CT

Let’s read together Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement by Angela Davis

‘Freedom is a Constant Struggle’ is a compilation of speeches and essays by feminist scholar and political activist Angela Davis. As a prison abolitionist and Black woman in the United States, Davis leans into an intersectional understanding of movement organizing and guides her work by pulling together several global struggles including Ferguson and the Black liberation movement alongside Palestine and the anti-colonial movement. In the book’s forward, Dr. Cornel West attests that “her ubiquitous lecturing, marvelous teaching, and courageous solidarity in every corner of the globe keep candles of hope burning in the cold and chilling days of neoliberal hegemony.” 

Join us for conversation of hope in our summer reading circle, as we move through the book over the course of four weeks and learn from each other through response and discussion that stems from the text.  

Purchase a hard copy at your local bookstore, lend from your local library, purchase online, or view an online PDF.


Saturday 6 July 10am CT

Chapter 1: Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism
Chapter 2: Ferguson Reminds Us of the Importance of a Global Context
Chapter 3: We have to Talk about Systemic Change

Saturday 13 July 10am CT

Chapter 4: On Palestine, G4S, and the Prison-Industrial Complex
Chapter 5: Closures and Continuities
Chapter 6: From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the Racist State of America Persists

Saturday 20 July 10am CT

Chapter 7: The Truth Telling Project: Violence in America
Chapter 8: Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for Twenty-First Century

Saturday 27 July 10am CT

Chapter 9: Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama
Chapter 10: Transnational Solidarities

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