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Give Us the Ballot – Ari Berman Visits Iowa City Book Festival

Maharishi School alumni Ari Berman is speaking this Friday night, October 5, at 7pm, at the Iowa City Book Festival. ICBF writes,

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” [Ari] has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.”

Ari, a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a Fellow at The Nation Institute, is an expert on the issues of gerrymandering, voter registration, and voter suppression—topics that are on the mind of many in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Ari’s book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in 2015 and is as relevant as ever. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. The event is in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, co-sponsored by the Johnson County League of Women Voters and the University of Iowa Public Policy Center.

 

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Hannah Nichols
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Maharishi School
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6 Books All Young Feminists Need to Read ASAP

6 Books All Young Feminists Need to Read ASAP

Why is Feminism important? Well, because women are important. However, women have not always been treated as important. Real feminism aims to address inequality by navigating a path to equality for all genders and ethnicities. There is never a better time than right now to get started building your feminist reading list. In no particular order, here are our suggestions:

 

Women, Race and Class by Angela Y. Davis

Dismantle the patriarchy. Dismantle classism. Be intersectional with this book. Feminism should come in more than just white. Expand your feminist radar with this powerful dialogue from a powerful woman. Learn from Davis; she is the hero we need right now, and she has been doing the hard work for so long.Feminism

 

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West

Lindy West was a fabulous as a writer at Jezebel. Now, she is blessing us with a wonderful book  to help us be proud, cool, and unapologetic feminists.

 

Feminism Is for Everybody by Bell Hooks

It’s time to dive head first into feminist theory. Bell breaks it down for us to show us how applying the tenets of feminism across our society would greatly improve the lives of literally everyone.

 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Feminism Lorde is here to save us all. She is a strong, powerful, black, lesbian here to educate us with her deep and thoughtful essays and speeches.

 

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

This memoir has it all. Join Mock on her journey that includes her experiences of being poor and multicultural in addition to transitioning as a teenager.

 

This Bridge Called My Back edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Want to understand more about the history of feminism? This is a great place to start. When it was published, this collection of writings helped jumpstart the third wave of feminism. This is a must-read.

There’s never a time better than now to begin deepening your understanding of feminism, its history, and how it effects your life everyday. Here’s a list to get you started. Enjoy!

 

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Hannah Nichols
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