I had personally taken a hiatus from September to December of 2018, but our book club was still meeting regularly. I very much appreciate our other members for keeping everything going.
In the meantime, one of our members started a support/discussion group (what many of you may recognize as consciousness raising). We are so proud of her for getting this started. It has helped a great many of us to open up about our struggles with living under patriarchy. We were sometimes also getting sidetracked with these types of conversations during our book club meetings. Because these important discussions now have more of a designated time and place, we are able to focus a little bit more on the reading when we get together for that.
We are also pleased to announce that we are starting a group specifically to organize activism and volunteering events. We are considering some political lobbying and fundraising type events. Let us know if you have any ideas of your own!
We are continuing to meet for happy hour hangouts. These do not have any specific aim except to see each other and have a little bit of fun.
This upcoming week, our book club will be continuing a discussion on Gyn/Ecology by Mary Daly. We are currently on Chapter 6, “European Witchburnings: Purifying the Body of Christ.”
With all of these meetings coming up, I will try to be better about taking notes or having another member do so. That way, more of you can follow along if you are unable to join us.