Social Justice Book Group - Rhinebeck: REBECCA SOLNIT

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Join us as we read MEN EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME and HOPE IN THE DARK by Rebecca Solnit. (Both books are very short!)
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In Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes on the conversations between men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't. The ultimate problem, she shows in her comic, scathing essay, is female self-doubt and the silencing of women.

Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. 

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster.

 

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Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781608465767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - March 15th, 2016