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Mourning & Movement Reading Group (Virtual Event)

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - July 20 @ 6:30 pm

Graphic features a bokeh background with the front cover of Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief edited by Cindy Milstein. Text on the graphic reads, “Mourning and Movement Reading Group Wednesdays Jun 22-Jul 20, 6:30pm ET Facilitated by Ash Williams.” At the bottom features the logo for Firestorm Books & Coffee.

Join Firestorm Co-op alongside Ash Williams for a five-week virtual reading group on Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief, edited by Cindy Milstein. The intention of this reading group is to hold space for anyone experiencing or navigating loss and grief, learning to hold space for grievers and folks experiencing loss, and folks wanting to connect to other people who are studying grief and loss practices. For those interested in attending, there is no need to have read the book to join for the introductory meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd!

Register here.

Cindy Milstein‘s Rebellious Mourning is a collection of essays exploring the power of collective grief as a catalyst to collective resistance. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to sexual assault, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity. With contributions from Claudia Rankine, Sarah Schulman, David Wojnarowicz, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, David Gilbert, and nineteen others.

Ash Williams is an anti-carceral and reproductive justice organizer. He received his BA in Philosophy from UNC Charlotte in 2014 and his MA in Ethics and Applied Philosophy from UNC Charlotte in 2015. You can follow Ash on Twitter @Ash_Bash23.