Roots Radical Book Club @ RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Program Type:

Book Clubs, History



Ideal Ages:

18 and up
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Program Description

Event Details

Important Note: This event takes place at RedLine Contemporary Art Center and NOT at the Denver Public Library branch. Pre-registration with Redline is required.

Join Bob Ragland branch community partner RedLine Contemporary Art Center for a two-part guided exploration into contemporary Indigenous literature. Led by local poet and professor Crisosto Apache. 

Register now! 20 participant limit (Registration will link to DPL partner organization's website: Click Here)

Part 1: February/March Book Club

Book: Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing, edited by MariJo Moore.

About the Book

“This book puts stereotypes into context that have come up in American society. This reflects on the changes and the initial troubles related to the context on Indigeneity. Great writers in this book include Paula Gunn Allen, Simon J. Ortez, and Leslie Marmon Silko.  

“Hopefully the insights from this reading offer a different perspective. This book addresses the complications of Indigenous identity in the United States, Canada, and Central America. It engages in a global conversation on imperialism and identity. This book beautifully starts this conversation.”

- Crisosto Apache, Roots Radical Book Club leader 

Meeting 1: Thursday, February 2, 6-8pm MST at RedLine

Join us at RedLine to meet other book club participants and book club leader, Crisosto Apache. Crisosto will provide introductory context to the book and guidance for the reading process.

If you requested a complementary copy of the book when registering, you’ll receive your book at this meeting.

Meeting 2: Tuesday, March 14, 6-8pm MST at RedLine

Join us at RedLine for a community conversation to unpack the Roots Radical Book Club Part 1 reading, guided by Crisosto.

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