The University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Human Rights and Department of Social Work will host author Charlene Carruthers at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the UAB National Alumni Society House located at 1301 10th Ave. S. Carruthers will read from and discuss her newest book, “Unapologetic.”
Drawing on black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the United States civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, “Unapologetic” challenges all who are engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for black liberation more radical, queerer and more feminist.
The book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing and multiple cross-group alliances.
“Unapologetic” provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, and encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.