Tell Me How It Ends Book Club: "Emergent Strategy" by adrienne maree brown

Tell Me How It Ends is our reading group for nonfiction titles focusing on current events and social justice.

This month's book is Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown.

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist "spirituality" based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

"Adrienne has challenged me, enlightened me and reminded me that transformation happens in our natural world every day and we can borrow from it strategies to transform ourselves, our organizations, and our society." --Denise Perry, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

adrienne maree brown, the Co-Editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, doula, and pleasure activist living in Detroit. She is a student of emergence, somatics, transformation and science fiction. She is part of the training body of generative somatics, and coodinating the Just Films Narrative Shift Program for Allied Media Projects. She is the 2015-2016 Ursula le Guin Fellowship, the Knight Arts Challenge for 2013 and 2015, a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for 2013, in the inaugural Speculative Fiction Workshop at Voices of Our Nation 2014, and a graduate of the Clarion Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop in 2015.

Book club books receive 10% when purchased in store.

Email jordan@citylitbooks.com with questions.

Event date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
Availability: Out of stock, usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017