HF: Young Bookclub: adrienne maree brown

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During this book club, we will discuss the book Pleasure Activism by renowned activist, writer and healer adrienne marie brown, in which she explores how we can make the struggle for social justice the most enjoyable human experience possible.

With the help of a moderator and a ‘special guest expert’, we will engage in a conversation about the book. What caught your attention while reading? What resonated with you? And what did you simply not get at all? 

About the author

adrienne maree brown (1978) develops healing ideas through her versatile texts, music, and podcasts. Brown has developed Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination, and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for change. She is the author/editor of various publications and founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, where she currently serves as writer-in-residence.

About the speaker

Rachel Rumai Diaz is a writer, poet, and performance artist. She is involved with “Stem op een Vrouw” (Vote for a Woman) and is the founder of the literary platform for intersectional feminism called “Zus ‘n Zo.” In 2020, she was recognized by NRC Handelsblad as one of the 101 new talents in the cultural field from the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium. Through her work, Rachel seeks to bridge the gap between art and activism. Both on stage and behind the scenes, she strives to raise awareness and create more space for unheard voices.

Holland Festival

Holland Festival is the largest international performing arts festival of the Netherlands and one of the oldest festivals of Europe. The festival was established in 1947 and will celebrate its 76-year anniversary in 2023. It takes places every year, In June, in and around Amsterdam, at various locations, both indoors and outdoors, both large-scale and intimate, both online and offline


Rachel Rumai DiazPoet and Performance Artist (Zus en Zo) | Foto: Selwyn de Wind