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      GGC Book Club: Well, That Escalated Quickly in Richardson

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      September 6, 2019

      Friday  12:00 PM

      800 West Campbell Road , Gender Center, SSB 4.3
      Richardson, Texas

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      GGC Book Club: Well, That Escalated Quickly

      The Galerstein Gender Center will be hosting and facilitating a bi-weekly book club and will be reading Francesca Ramsey’s "Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes from an Accidental Activist". The book club has two sections, the Student section will meet selectedThursdays and the Staff/Faculty section will meet on selected Fridays. We will be providing books to the first 15 book club registrants for free! The GGC Book Club Meet & Greet will be held on Spetember 6th from 12pm-1pm at the Gender Center (SSB, 4.3). This is where you will get your free book, so it's essential that you attend. Student Schedule 2pm-3pm September 12th & 26th October 3rd & 24th November 7th & 21st Staff & Faculty Schedule 12pm-1pm September 13th & 27th October 4th & 25th November 8th & 22nd Review: "Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race, and culture, really. But then her YouTube video "What White Girls Say. . . to Black Girls" went viral. Twelve million views viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters, and hate mail, she had two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course in social justice and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments, she realized she had a unique talent and passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen and engage.In her first book, Ramsey uses her own experiences as an accidental activist to explore the many ways we communicate with each other—from the highs of bridging gaps and making connections to the many pitfalls that accompany talking about race, power, sexuality, and gender in an unpredictable public space...the internet." -Goodreads:

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