Dorothy Height was a leader in addressing the rights of both women and African Americans as the president of the National Council of Negro Women. One of Height's major accomplishments was at the YWCA USA where she directed the integration of all of its centers in 1946 and established its Center for Racial Justice in 1965. Join our interactive, insightful book club with a focus on diverse, thought-provoking writers and subjects.
The Dorothy Height Book Club will host virtual sessions every month.
Lancaster Public Library is a proud co-host of the Dorothy Height Book Club
To keep everyone safe…the Book Club will be going virtual – via Zoom
Our next session is set for June 17 at 6:00 p.m. and we will be discussing Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown.
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism.