Read and Resist!

Welcome to Read and Resist! A reading group set up in January 2020. This reading group is open to all interested in developing their knowledge, reading, and discussion of selected texts broadly relating to Transformative Justice.

Our sessions will be held monthly through each semester until the vacation period (September-January and February- July). All sessions will be held digitally. 

We welcome all people from all experiences and backgrounds to join in with our discussions – all that is required is an interest in learning more about transformative justice!  

Please select as many readings as you feel appropriate! Get in touch with us ReadandResist20atgmaildotcom if you have difficulty accessing any of the readings.


14th October 6-8pm

Session: Resistance, Power and Protest: In support of Black History Month 

18th November 6-8pm (online booking open)

Session: Comradeship, Allyship and The Perils of Mainstream Feminism

13th January 6-8pm

Session: #Kill the Bill: “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action”

28th  April 6-8pm

Session: In Memoriam bell hooks Love, Community, Interdependence, and “How We Show Up”

  • bell hooks, All About Love Chapter 4 & 9
  • Kai Cheng Thom, What is Loving Justice? 2021
  • Mia Birdsong, Chapter 3: Love is Abundant and Every Relationship Is Unique: The Queering of Friendship, in How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community (2020)
  • Mia Birdsong and Prentis Hemphill, Community and Belonging, Finding Our Way podcast

19th May 6-8pm

Abolishing Capitalism and Trans Liberation: The Link Between the Two

16th June 6-8pm

Session: Abolition Feminism: Envisioning Fulfilling Futures, Building Beyond Containment 

17th November 6-8pm 

Session: Disability, Incarceration and Abolition

We are keen for grassroots groups and organisations to host a reading group session centring on their central focuses. If you’re interested, or you fancy recommending some readings to us? Drop us a line: Readandresist20atgmaildotcom

You can view our 2020/21 reading group readings here.

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