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Radical Reads: On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the SFPIRG Rotunda Library in our first radical reads session where we will be discussing the magnificent book “On Earth We Are Briefly Beautiful” by Ocean Voung. We are excited to host this session that digs deep into personal stories of immigration, belonging, and identity in advance of our visit from Harsha Walia the following week, who will be discussing the impacts of borders and status.

During the course of this session our Rotunda Library work study students and staff will be leading participants through discussion questions. Do not feel like you have to read the entire book for this discussion to be impactful and relevant! Also, if you cannot afford to buy a copy of the book, please contact us at engagement@sfpirg.ca or visit us in the office and we can work on sourcing you a copy.

Trigger warning: this book does include homophobic slurs, mentions of bullying, violence, and trauma.

This will be an in person discussion on October 20th from 11am-12:30 in the SGPIRG Lounge SUB 1410. This is a masked space with many types of seating for any body that might be there. We are not able to offer ASL for this event. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know so we can work to meet them.
This is an event put on by the SFPIRG Rotunda Library, which is a network of equity-based libraries at the SFU Burnaby Campus. Other Rotunda Libraries are located in the Women’s Centre and Out on Campus. Each of these libraries offer resources, programming and services unique to their mandate.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

SFPIRG
Phone:
778-782-4360
Email:
info@sfpirg.ca
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Venue

SFPIRG Lounge SUB 1410
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada
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Phone:
778-782-4360
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