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MANY THANKS for taking a moment to register your preference for the Session 7 reading selection of The Global Black Feminist Reading Circle! There is a tie between “I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde” by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, (Editors) and “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing” by Joy DeGruy Leary.

Therefore, we would like to read both of these books, as follows: Session 7 (beginning 10/4/16) – “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome;” and Session 8 – “I Am Your Sister.”

Eight (8) people shared their preferences with us. There were 3 votes for “I Am Your Sister,” 3 votes for “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” 1 vote for “The Book of Harlan” by Bernice McFadden, and 1 vote for “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine.

Your voice matters!

Thank You!

— Michelle
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VOTING IS NOW OPEN for the Session 7 reading selection of The Global Black Feminist Reading Circle! Please take a moment now to register your preference. Voting shall remain open through 8/14/16. Your voice matters!

Session 7 will launch on October 4, 2016. If you would like to be a part of our public online discussions, please send an email to OurBlackStory@gmail.com letting us know.

Thanks!

— Michelle

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NVMWGZP

P.S. Find more on our reading options at link below. The "Learn More" and "Author's Website" links are not working. Apologies.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxkuqRq7CzyPbTRaMl9yMnJ1ajg/view?usp=sharing

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"Ava DuVernay is making another mark in the history books and will be the first African-American woman to direct a live-action feature film with a budget over $100 million with A Wrinkle in Time."

http://www.theroot.com/blog/the-grapevine/ava-duvernay-becomes-the-1st-african-american-woman-to-direct-a-100000000-film/

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“To cultivate Revolutionary Black love, we must begin by valuing and loving ourselves. This includes loving our bodies/physical features, our history and heritage, and our freedom and empowerment. We must through knowledge and education, break through artificial layers of self-hate and devaluation created for us by those who mistreat and exploit us. We must also be honest with ourselves about our shortcomings, contradictions, and self-defeating behavior. Then we work hard to be and do better. In the process, we gain humility, as we recognize that we are fragile, prone to mistakes and errors in judgement like anyone else. This leads us to apologize when we violate another member of the community, without feeling inferior or weak for doing so.” ~ Agyei Tyehimba - Toward ‪#‎RevolutionaryBlackLove‬
https://mytruesense.org/2015/08/07/what-does-revolutionary-black-love-look-like/

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"Modern social movements often fizzle after their moment in the national news (Occupy Wall Street and to a lesser extent the Tea Party come to mind). But Black Lives Matter has steadily gained momentum since its founding in 2013, when activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase and fellow activist Patrisse Cullors made it a hashtag. Alongside Opal Tometi, they created the Black Lives Matter network, which has grown to 28 local chapters, each fighting a range of racial injustices like police brutality and racial profiling. Last year the movement inspired college students to take up the mantel, with some successes (the system president and chancellor of the University of Missouri resigned over outcry they failed to address campus racism). They also pushed the presidential candidates to address the country’s systemic racism – an issue would-be nominees would probably have preferred to sidestep."
http://fortune.com/2016/03/24/black-lives-matter-great-leaders/?xid=for_fb_sh

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PLEASE SAVE THE DATE October 4, 2016, for the Launch of Session 7 Live Webcasting! To join in our online discussions, please contact OurBlackStory@gmail.com.

Also, we are now in the process of selecting our reading material. If there’s a book you’d like us to consider, please let us know ASAP.

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Now’s a great time to catch up on our previous book discussions. Please see our video archives at YouTube related to Sessions 1 (At the Dark End of the Street), 2 (We are the Ones), 3 (Medical Apartheid), 4 (Parable of the Sower), 5 (Parable of the Talents) and 6 (When and Where I Enter).

The weekly group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm EST and broadcasts live events on YouTube.

Join The Global Black Feminist Reading Circle (community) on Google+ to receive invitations to the weekly Hangout, and access other documents of the group. If interested in becoming a part of our online discussion group or for other questions, contact OurBlackStory@gmail.com.

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