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Join Keshet and Moishe Kavod House for an Intersectional Feminist Book Club! Each month we gather to discuss a book with themes connected to intersectional feminism. Books are chosen the month prior and feature authors of diverse identities including race, class, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Newcomers are always welcome, just come prepared to discuss the month’s book.
The book for this meeting is Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Matt Sycamore (http://www.mattildabernsteinsycamore.com/nobodypasses.html)
Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.” In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as ‘real’.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.
Content warning: sexism, racism, non-binary erasure, bi-erasure, sexual assault
Not sure if you’re a feminist? Maybe this Beyonce approved definition can help clarify. “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” I hope that’s you. Check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk to hear the words that inspired Queen Bey. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/We-should-all-be-feminists-Chim
Accessibility Information: Mobility accessible and MBTA accessible!
Do you have questions or want to get involved but can’t make it? Contact our Boston Community Organizer, Kat Macías (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Event Location: Keshet
284 Amory St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02130
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