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NONAME BOOK CLUB

OVERVIEW

Noname Book Club is a Black-owned worker cooperative connecting community members both inside and outside carceral facilities with radical books. Each month, they uplift two books written by Black, indigenous, and other people of color. They believe building community through political education is crucial for liberation and offer all resources for free to ensure everyone has access to unlimited educational materials. 

EVENT INFORMATION

EVENT NAME Film Screening: You Will Die at Twenty 

EVENT DATE February 23, 2024

EVENT TIME 7:00 PM

EVENT NAME Exploring Identities and Community with Safia Elhillo

EVENT DATE March 3, 2024

EVENT TIME 3:00 PM

THE GOAL

Program intersectional events with a Black-led community space while bringing greater awareness to NoName Book Club's work among the Arab community.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

FILM SCREENING: YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY

  • Received 50 RSVPs to a screening of a prominent Sudanese coming of age movie "You Will Die at Twenty"

  • Conducted a group discussion following the screening covering topics portrayed in the movie, overall thoughts, and the cultural impact of the film

POETRY WORKSHOP WITH SAFIA ELHILLO

  • Received 20 RSVPs to a workshop with prominent Sudanese poet Safia Elhillo

  • Each attendee was encouraged to read a poem, followed by answering a prompt related to the themes portrayed in the poem

  • Concluded the event by having each attendee share a poem they created from scratch using what they learned throughout the workshop

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