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Social Justice Book Club

This book club provides a space for thoughtful conversation on issues of social justice and activism. Themes will include racial justice, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and more--we’re also open to members suggesting specific titles and topics to explore.

See our events calendar for the details of upcoming meetings, and sign up here to be notified of upcoming books and meetings.

Recent selections include The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making by Jared Yates Sexton; This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Contributor by Naomi Klein; and Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister.


About the Host

Destinee is an avid reader who works at a school by day and hosts book clubs in her spare time. Having joined the East City Bookshop team in September 2016, she's become an omnivorous reader who hopes to share her love of books with anyone who'll listen!


Things We've Read

The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making Cover Image
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Cover Image
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America Cover Image
Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have Cover Image
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Cover Image
Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity Cover Image
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
March: Book One Cover Image
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Cover Image
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
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Between the World and Me Cover Image