Book clubs at the Wick serve as informal, informational groups in which Wick residents facilitate discussion about modern feminist scholarship and literature. During a period in which individual feminists and the feminist movement struggle for accurate, appropriate self-definition, maintaining a base of knowledge concerning recent theoretical and activist developments is crucial. Furthermore, book club discussions invite members of the entire campus community, catalyzing emotional and intellectual relationships among students and Wick residents around specific subject matter. Sally Armstrong's "Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter" will be our first book club for the 2014-2015 academic year, and we believe that its thorough analysis of the climate for international women's rights will inform and expand both residents' and participants' knowledge of modern feminist movements.
Check out what we read last year!
Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki
(Discussion Leader: Emily Susman '14)
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development by Vandana Shiva
(Discussion Leader: Joanna Parkman '14)
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks
(Discussion Leader: Hope Faulk '14)