melissa v. harris perry

I'm just going to drop this right here and walk away.

liliespal  asked:

Can you please recommend me books about politics/ racism/ sexism/ zionism?

Of course! I love recommending books!

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, by Christopher L. Hayes

One of the BEST books on modern day politics I’ve ever read! It explains SO much!

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry is one of the smartest people I know!

Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, by bell hooks

The best book on feminism I read in 2015!

Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital, by Sharon Smith

This book has lots of valuable history in. It gets a little theory-heavy in sections, but definitely worth the read!

Everyday Sexism, by Laura Bates

This books covers pretty much every aspect of sexism, from street harassment to workplace discrimination.

When it comes to Zionism, there’s a book on my to-read list that I think you’d be interested in. I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t personally speak to its merits or faults, but here you go.

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians, by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe

There are, of course, TONS more books on these topics that I have on my (very  long) to-read list, so if you’d like, feel free to check out my Goodreads shelves for feminism, race, politics,and social justice. I’m almost done categorizing all my books, so they should be pretty up-to-date.

Join us for Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. for our Eighth Annual Forum on Women in Leadership.

You can watch the livestream here:

From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles?

A panel discusses their personal journeys and the advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality.

Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and author of “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” will moderate the panel.  Panelists include Joyce Ladner, sociologist and civil rights activist; Avis Jones De-Weever, Exceptional Leadership Strategist and immediate past executive director of NCNW; Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Charlene A. Carruthers, national director, Black Youth Project 100.

Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.