Join Readers Resist on the patio of Northern Lights Lounge to discuss our July book pick, Make Trouble by Cecile Richards. And since many of us are attending Power of Pink, Planned Parenthood’s largest volunteer convening ever, we’ll use this time to get excited and prepare for the big weekend!
About the book:
“From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, and a “heroine of the resistance” (Vogue)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.
As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage, and learned that those in power don’t give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time— from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time.
She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire readers to hope and action.”
We are Readers Resist. We read a different book each month, and we meet once a month in the Detroit/Metro Detroit area to discuss each reading and the larger themes it presents to our consciousness. We ONLY meet in spaces that are owned by or support women, women of color, and members of the LGBTQ community.
You do NOT have to own or finish the book to participate in the conversation. We welcome anyone into our discussion as long as they respect our mission.
If you are able to purchase each month’s read, we suggest that you buy from an independent bookstore or small business such as Source Booksellers, Pages Bookshop, or Book Suey.
For more information, please contact PPAM East MI Community Organizer Emily Clancy at email@example.com.