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Charlene A. Carruthers on Black, Queer Feminism at UAB

  • UAB Alumni House Birmingham, AL (map)

Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, author and a leading organizer in today’s Black liberation movement. Charlene is also author of the bestselling book, "Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements". Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

This event is free and open to the public on September 12th at 6pm at the UAB Alumni House (1301 10th Ave South)! Here is the link to the Facebook event.

Earlier Event: August 31
RAW Retreat (Readers, Authors, Writers)
Later Event: September 17
An Evening with African Author Kojo Yankah