MTLBLOG | They created a space for Black girls to read together and share their experiences

 In September 2020, Black Girls Gather, a book club created for Black girls ages 12 to 17, was launched.

This club goes beyond simply reading books, it has become a safe space for Black girls to discuss their lived experiences together and develop a sisterhood.

Club members meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss various Black and African authors that are often not taught in schools.

Black Girls Gather recently hosted its first public event, where a group of panellists got together to discuss African and Afro-descendant literature. The club plans on hosting more events for the public in the future.

You can read our interview with Black Girls Gather’s Outreach and Event Coordinator, Joanna Kanga, below.

 

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