📚 Book Club: Eloquent Rage
For our February Book Club and Black History Month, Women Who Code Portland and IEEE Oregon Women in Engineering (WIE) will be reading and discussing "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower" by Brittney Cooper.
Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper’s world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.
📘 Book Selection
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Author: Brittney Cooper
More info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33574165-eloquent-rage
If you are a student, unemployed, underemployed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out this form by Jan. 15: https://forms.gle/Hf9w4CyAdpDrrX9T9 (Make sure you indicate the name of the book in the form and confirm that you will attend the event.)
6:00 - Welcome & Introductions
6:15 - General Discussion
7:30 - Closing Remarks
☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.
👩🏽💻 About Women Who Code
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👩🏽💻 About the IEEE Oregon Section WIE Affinity Group
This book club is also brought to you by the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group for IEEE Oregon Section. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the organization within IEEE dedicated to supporting and promoting women engineers and scientists; this community consists of women in engineering as well as their allies. We are all here to work together to support each other and increase the number of women working in the most interesting of all areas of engineering – electrical engineering!!
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