Are you a reader who cares about building a vibrant and equitable community in Southern Arizona? If so, this book club is for you! Tucson Agenda co-founder Caitlin Schmidt is teaming up with the Tucson Tome Gnome and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to host a solutions-focused community book club.

This book club aims to bring together interested community members from all walks of life to bond over a shared desire to make our community better for all – and be inspired by a shared reading experience! We can’t promise we can solve all the world’s (or Southern Arizona’s) problems, but we can connect, learn from each other, and build momentum toward positive change.

When: September 27, 2023 | 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Where: Community Foundation Campus
Book: How We Show Up by Mia Birdsong

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About the Book

As an activist and author, Mia Birdsong’s work is centered around building more equitable, just, and healthy communities. In her new book, How We Show Up, Mia talks about how building these strong communities requires all of us to rethink our relationships with the people around us.

It seems counterintuitive that living the “good life”–the well-paying job, the nuclear family, the upward mobility–can make us feel isolated and unhappy. The author discusses that we are already kept apart by injustices relating to gender differences, poverty, racial inequality, differences in values, political belief, religious and spiritual differences, but the real disconnection is with the choice we often make to be independent of others without realizing that we are an interdependent species.