Welcome to KFPC Book Club!
This month we are reading the essay: A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labour Economy (Centered by Disabled, Femme of Color, Working-Class/Poor Genius) by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha from her book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice.
Where to find this month’s essay
- Access a PDF of the chapter
- Purchase the book from Arsenal Pulp Press
- Request the book from the TNRL
What to expect at a KFPC Book Club Meeting
Time: Book club will run from 5:30 to 7 PM. We’ll start a couple minutes after 5:30 to allow everyone time to settle in! If there is a robust discussion, we will continue on with folks who can stay, but at 7, we will say goodbye to those who need to go.
Place: The meeting is on Zoom. If you have not already done so, you can register/attend by clicking on this link. If you are new to Zoom, or need support to access the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from our team will be happy to help.
Reading: You do not need to have read the entire essay to attend or participate. We welcome folks at any level of engagement.
Participation: We welcome your participation, and invite you to do so in a way that allows you to take care of your body and your mind. If you would like to turn your camera off, stretch, eat, move etc, that is very welcome. Using the chat to participate in the discussion is a great option, as is speaking to the group if you feel comfortable. We will turn closed captioning on, so you have the choice to follow along with a written text.
Guidelines for gathering amazingly on Zoom:
- Take care of your body! Cameras on if you want, but not required. Make sure to eat, stretch, move etc.
- Mute yourself if you’re not talking (hosts might mute you too if needed)
- Use the “raise hand” button to add yourself to the speaker’s list
- Share comments in the chat at any time.
- Have pen and paper handy for notes and journaling
- Rename yourself with your pronouns and the Indigenous territory you are on. If you are not sure, you can look at native-land.ca
Book Options for Future Book Club Meetings
- Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower, Warner Books ed (New York: Warner Books, 2000).
- Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, “Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor,” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1, no. 1 (September 8, 2012): 1–40.
- Patrisse Cullors, An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World.
Past Book Club Reading List
Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper
Mutual Aid by Dean Spade