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Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula: An AfroFutures Book Club

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The Movement Lab

1384 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest

Suite C

Atlanta, GA 30310

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Join Writer/Artist, Constance Collier-Mercado, each month on the first Sundays (rescheduled in November and December) for a Black speculative book club centering myth, science, and the infinite futures conjured by feminine imagination. This book club is open to Black women, girls, and femmes (regardless of gender) interested in birthing a better Atlanta via community, conversation, and hopefully a little real-world application.

Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula speculates re: Black women and girls as the nebulae for Black Progress. It imagines altering timelines of reality: WE as mystic/spiritual talisman to the past. WE as umbilical cord to our future. WE as SuperMassiveBlackHole portal to forever. What happens when we assist in our own Birth?

  • March 3 - How Long ‘til Black Future Month? - N.K. Jemisin

  • April 7 - Field Theories - Samiya Bashir

  • May 5 - Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales - Rasheedah Phillips

  • June 2 - Bestiary - Donika Kelly

  • July 7 - Birthing Justice – Julia Oparah, Alicia Bonaparte

  • August 4 - Life on Mars – Tracy K. Smith

  • September 1 - Blood Child and Other Stories – Octavia E. Butler

  • October 6 - Letters to the Future – Erica Hunt, Dawn Lundy Martin

  • November 11 (6:30-8pm) - Brown Girl in The Ring – Nalo Hopkinson

  • December 15 (6:30-8pm) - Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements - Walidah Imarisha, Adrienne Maree Brown

  • January 5, 2020 - Ezili’s Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders - Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

  • February 2, 2020 - Black Quantum Futurism Vol. 1 / Telescoping Effect, Part 1 - Rasheedah Phillips


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1384 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest

Suite C

Atlanta, GA 30310

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