I Hope We Choose Love
Please join us on October 4, 2020 for the Tool Shed Book Club discussion of I Hope We Choose Love.
Each month the Tool Shed book club meets to discuss a book or other piece of writing that sheds light on sexuality today. We'll be meeting online using the Zoom platform for the next several book clubs, in keeping with social distancing guidelines.
Book club meetings are hosted by the Tool Shed staff, and we pick different readings based on group interests. Participants are welcome on a drop-in basis; a monthly commitment is not necessary. Please join us! We will post the Zoom link to the virtual meeting on our Facebook events page shortly before the event begins.
Book club selections are available for 20% off the cover price at the Tool Shed. Please help support us by purchasing your book club books at the Tool Shed.
I Hope We Choose Love:
A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World
by Kai Cheng Thom
What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith?
In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author's characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse.