When we heard adrienne maree brown was coming to town we decided we had to have one last hurrah in our Little Five Points space before our big move! Adrienne will read selections from her newest book, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good.
About Pleasure Activism: Building on questions first explored in Emergent Strategy, brown asks how we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects–from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs–building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own.
adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, a doula/healer, and a pleasure activist. She lives in Detroit.
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program. The suggested donation is $5.