Non-Profit Book Club

This book club is a new initiative from Ivy + Dean Consulting. Sessions bring together non-profit professionals, including those who are emerging, underemployed or unemployed, and/or board members and other volunteers, to consider how they can invest in equitable and socially just practices, and impact change in the organizations they are involved with and the sector at large. Bi-weekly virtual sessions are focused on fostering a rich dialogue, providing necessary space to reflect on topics relevant to the sector, share struggles and successes, and build a network of diverse non-profit peers.

Fall Book

Care Work – Dreaming Disability Justice

A bit about the book

“​​In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centres the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. Leah writes passionately and personally about creating spaces by and for sick and disabled queer people of colour, and creative “collective access”access not as a chore but as a collective responsibility and pleasure—in our communities and political movements. Bringing their survival skills and knowledge from years of cultural and activist work, Piepzna-Samarasinha explores everything from the economics of queer femme emotional labour, to suicide in queer and trans communities, to the nitty-gritty of touring as a sick and disabled queer artist of colour.

 

“Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of colour are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a toolkit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.”*

*https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Care-Work

 

Cost

Do you work for an organization that has a professional development budget and/or personally earn an annual salary greater than $50,000? Choose either of the full-price options:

    $125 Virtual Book Club (including book)
    $100 Virtual Book Club (bring your own book)

Do you work for an organization without a professional development budget and/or personally earn an annual salary between $35,000 and $50,000? Choose either of the half-price options:

    $75 Virtual Book Club (including book)
    $50 Virtual Book Club (bring your own book)

Are you passionate about non-profit work but currently unemployed, underemployed, a student, or in a low-wage entry-level position? Choose either of the quarter-price options:

    $50 Virtual Book Club (including book)
    $25 Virtual Book Club (bring your own book)

Sponsored and PWYC registration may be available. Please contact info@ivydeanconsulting.ca for more information. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Note that registration fees go directly to the Facilitator to recognize their work in preparing for and leading discussions. If we are successful in securing a high number of registrations additional funds may go towards guest speakers and other exciting initiatives. 

 

Date/Time

All sessions take place over the noon hour on Wednesdays.

Schedule

Week 1 (October 19th): Part I (pages 32-121)

Week 2 (November 2nd): Part II (pages 122 – 163)

Week 3 (November 16th): Part III (pages 164 – 205)

Week 4 (November 30th): Part IV (pages 206 – 256)

Week 5 (December 7th): Wrap-Up and Guest Speaker (TBC)