Revolutionary Reads

At the core of YWCA’s mission, our most essential job is to imagine, fight for, and create a more socially just world for the next generation of women — and also prepare them for that future. Since 2018, we’ve hosted a new kind of book club.

Each month, we feature reads that tie directly to YWCA Dayton’s current advocacy priorities – economic advancement, gender-based violence, affordable housing, and girls of color– to raise awareness and spark dialogue.

The best part: you can connect from wherever YOU are. This virtual book club lives on GoodReads. Each month, we’ll host a discussion to unpack the book’s themes, talk about intersections, and identify ways everyone can empower women, eliminate racism, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Currently reading: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, an instant New York Times bestseller, and widely acclaimed, Chanel Miller’s memoir “gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter.” (The Wrap)

Read as part of YWCA Dayton’s recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Stand Against Racism. Follow us on Instagram for pop-up live discussions. Need help? 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 937-222-SAFE.