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MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES EMERGENT STRATEGY

Mac's Backs Femme Book Club discusses Emergent Strategy 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 maree brown, co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit. 

"Emergent Strategy is an examination of where our movements have been and an offering of a framework for resistance that is rooted in the miracles of nature, decentralized, collective leadership, and personal, relational, organizational, and movement-wide transformation. Brown not only inspires me to resist, but to do in the most beautiful, joyful, creative, sustainable, collective and effective ways." Andrea, J. Ritchie, author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

"It was a revelation to discover Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy. She is matter of-fact about the coming destruction we face--of our environment, of our resources, of our governments. Her philosophy, based on Octavia Butler's guiding philosophy of the Earthseed books, is that God Is Change. Rather than run from it or resist it, we should embrace it, look to what the plants, animals, and genomes can teach us about adapting to survive and to thrive." --BuzzFeed

The book is available at Mac's Backs or through our website at the 20% book club discount.

In accordance with social distancing guidelines, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Contact us for the link.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781849352604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017