Cancelled: Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Join us for our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meet-Up facilitated by Dameda J. Finney! We'll be meeting monthly on the last Thursday of each month, and this month's book club pick is Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. While the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black women writers, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community. As a community, Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) are focused on the need for inclusion, equity, and diverse voices within the book industry. We want to emphasize the importance of representing a variety of voices but also encourage publishers to create books that represent a wider set of experiences and perspectives. In 2019, our primary focus is on uplifting women and non-binary writers of color. Find out more about Glory and Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram.

Our facilitator Dameda J. Finney’s motivation in life, that is inspired by her teenage daughter, is to be an authentic force for the younger generation - particularly for young black girls. For five years she has volunteered for the African Caribbean Heritage Camp (ACHC) where she has been a workshop facilitator for middle school girls, a youth counselor, a counselor coordinator for the youth counselors, camp liaison, and a member of the Advisory Board. All of which have taught her the importance of showing up everyday as her best self - for herself and for the young people who observe her. Dameda is currently working to launch her business that focuses on mobilizing white and black peoples from all generations to unite through conscious conversations & action with the intent to exert power upon institutionalized, oppressive systems.

About the Book: When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it...Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 95,000 people downloaded the supporting work The Me and White Supremacy Workbook. Updated and expanded from the original edition, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Layla F Saad is the author of the ground-breaking Me And White Supremacy and the host of Good Ancestor Podcast. She is a globally sought speaker on the topics of race, spirituality, feminism and leadership. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to become a 'good ancestor'; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020