Feminist Reading Group: A Map of Home

Monday,  July 23, 7:30-9:30pm
Hosted by Yasmine Diaz
Max 40 participants
Free  / RSVP

This month, Control quarter artist in residence Yasmine Diaz will host a discussion of A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar. The author will be in attendance!

In A Map of Home, “Nidali narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt, and her family’s last flight to Texas, offering a humorous, sharp but loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family.” (Goodreads)

Feminist Reading Group is a long standing WCCW community program founded by Dawn Finley and Eileen Ybarra. The group has explored many themes — feminist histories, race, class, gender, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationship, conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others — through reading fiction and nonfiction, and through an open process of sharing. If you would like to host a session of Feminist Reading Group, let us know what book you’d like to read! Email [email protected].

Yasmine Diaz was born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of Yafa in southern Yemen. Her work navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various mixed media on paper. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, Pieter Space LA, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, The Main Museum, The Wing in Washington D.C., and UCLA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.