Changemaker book club: Black Dove by Ana Castillo @ YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center, Tucson [12 October]

Changemaker book club: Black Dove by Ana Castillo


24
12
October
07:30 - 09:00

 Facebook event page
YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center
525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85745
Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the 1970s, Castillo defied convention as a writer and a feminist. A generation later, her mother's crooning mariachi lyrics resonate once again. Castillo—now an established Chicana novelist, playwright, and scholar—witnesses her own son's spiraling adulthood and eventual incarceration. Standing in the stifling courtroom, Castillo describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in a country of glaring and stacked statistics, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her: the inner-city mothers, the single mothers, the mothers of brown sons. Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Through startling humor and love, Castillo weaves intergenerational stories traveling from Mexico City to Chicago. And in doing so, she narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the oft-neglected lens of motherhood and family.

This is one of several interventions to invigorate our YWCA mission of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All. This book club is an invitation for the community to engage in a dialogue on the racism in our world and in our community. We hope, through reading this book and others, that the Race to Justice Book Club will serve as a space for these conversations to begin and flourish within the YWCA community.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center:

YWCA 4th Annual POP! Event
YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center
Digna de Patricia Davis, en Espanol
YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center
Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival
YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center
Mass Incarceration Series:Navigating the Criminal Justice System
YWCA Southern Arizona- Frances McClelland Community Center

The most anticipated events in Tucson :

All Souls Procession 2017--Official
All Souls Procession Weekend
Night of Fright
Pima Air and Space
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at The Rialto Theatre
The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Bacon Fest 5th Annual
Tucson Convention Center
Superhero Bar Crawl | Tucson AZ
Downtown Tucson
Tots & Beer Festival - Tucson, AZ
COPA @ Lincoln Park - 8155 E Poinciana Drive Tucson, AZ 85730
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart
Tucson Convention Center
World Margarita Championship
Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
Oro Valley Music Festival 2017
The Golf Club at Vistoso
Nas at The Rialto Theatre
The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona