Welcome to the YW4US Book Club!

We're always striving to find ways to connect with each other and opportunities to engage with our community. That's why we started the Young Women for US book club in April 2021.

 

Each month, our programming team selects books from a diverse range of authors and genres that connect back to policy or current events. Our community votes on which book they'd like to read over social media, and at the end of the month, we come together in a virtual meeting to discuss the book's argument, themes, and how it's inspired us to take action or reevaluate our thinking.

 

Our book selections and meetings cater to young women and gender non-conforming people, but everyone is welcome. And even better - you do not have to read our book to attend book club. We'll see you on Zoom!

We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris
by Hitha Palepu

Discussion Questions: 

  • What is your favorite Kamala-ism and why?

  • How are men and women treated differently in politics?

  • How does that affect women wanting to run for office

  • How can we combat the inequalities, especially for women of color?

  • What does intersectional feminism mean to you?

  • As feminists, how can we make sure we are allies to those who may face different types of marginalization than we may face?

  • Is the ongoing attack on reproductive rights due to the underrepresentation of those who could become pregnant/those with uteruses?  

  • How can we reform a system that was -- generally speaking -- built by white men to serve white men? 

  • The Vice President started on her political journey on a local level.  How important do you think it is to have representation on a local level rather than just federal?

Related social media accounts, organizations, and websites to check out:

Find out more about Kamala Harris and Hitha Palepu

Find out more about the essayists in We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris: How to Use Your Voice, Be Assertive, and Own Your Story.