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Chicago Free Black Women’s Library Pop-up

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspired by The Free Black Women’s Library, a monthly mobile library pop-up organized by Ola Ronke in NYC, a small group of Black women in Chicago have come together for the 2nd year to celebrate Black women and girls through books.

This day-long event will be centered on a free library of books written by or about Black women and girls. Join us for healing sessions, teach-ins, collage/bookmaking workshops, readings (including the Johnson Publishing Archive + Collections), etc. Attendees will be able to take and share books throughout the day. Bring a book and take a book.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently seeking book donations written by or about Black women and girls. If you have donations, you can drop them off at locations throughout the city listed below. You can also bring your books during the day of the event or schedule a pick-up by emailing created2write@gmail.com.

Drop-off locations include:

-WLRC 1101 W. Taylor Street, 3rd Floor
-CSRPC 5733 S University
-5131 S. Blackstone
-The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd Street

If you are out of town, you can mail books to:
Natalie Bennett
Women’s Leadership & Resource Center (MC 363)
1101 W Taylor, 3rd FL
Chicago, IL 60607
Drop a note to let us know to expect a love package!


May 6, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649-1460 US
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