We are excited to announce our inaugural book selection for the #MARLreads human rights book club!
Our February book will be in celebration of Black History Month! To create a society where diversity is valued, liberties are respected, and rights are lived, it's crucial to learn about events that challenge Western conceptions of Canadian history and to listen to voices that are frequently marginalized.
The first step to creating change is to learn. Join us this month as we read "Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present" by Robyn Maynard.
“Robyn Maynard’s meticulously-researched and compelling analysis of state violence challenges prevailing narratives of Canadian multiculturalism and inclusion by examining how structures of racism and ideologies of gender are complexly anchored in global histories of colonization and slavery. This book should be read not only by those who have a specific interest in Canadian histories and social justice movements but by anyone interested in the abolitionist and revolutionary potential of the Black Lives Matters movement more broadly.”
— Angela Y. Davis
Remember to share your insights with us and tag us on Instagram and Facebook with a picture of you reading your book using #MARLreads!
Check back in with us later in February for discussion questions and info on our first meeting.
A word about access:
Check Winnipeg Public Library online to see how to reserve one of their 4 copies!
Check your university library to reserve or request through interlibrary loan!
Available at McNally Robinson and Chapters/Indigo for $25.00 and $22.86 respectively.
Also accessible as an eBook (send us a message for more information on audio/voiceover/text to speech capacities).