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Radius - Jakara Virtual Book Club

We will be coming together EVERY Wednesday evening for the book club (Jun 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 2023) from 6:30-8pm PST.

WE WILL START AT 6:45pm THIS WEDNESDAY 6.28.23.

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Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution
by Yasmin El-Rifae

Radius.jpegIn 2012, the joyful hopes of the democratic Egyptian Revolution were tempered by revelations of mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the revolution’s symbolic birthplace.

This is the story of the women and men who formed Opantish - Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment - who deployed hundreds of volunteers, scouts rescue teams, and getaway drivers to intervene in the spiraling cases of sexual violence against women protesters in the square. Organized and led by women during 2012–2013 - the final, chaotic months of Egypt’s revolution - teams of volunteers fought their way into circles of men to pull the woman at the center to safety. Often, they risked assault themselves.

Journalist Yasmin El-Rifae was one of Opantish’s organizers, and this is her evocative, aching account of their work, as they raced to develop new tactics, struggled with a revolution bleeding into counter-revolution, and dealt with the long aftermath of assault and devastation. Told in a daring, hybrid narrative style drawn from years of interviews and her own, intimate experience, it is a story of overlapping circles: the circles of male attackers activists had to break through, the ways sexual violence can be circled off as “irrelevant” to political struggle, and the endless repetitive loops of living with trauma.

We hope to use this book as a place to discuss issues of violence, feminism, and Punjabi society through a Sikh-lens. All are welcome to join.

Purchase the book here or at your independent book store.

 

WHEN
June 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Deep Singh ·
27 RSVPS
Harnoor Kaur Sim Dhanjan Harmanbhavan Kalcut Satinder Kaur Harsimran Mann Manpreet Internet - Manpreet Chadha Kuljeet Mann Sarab Kaur Sonia Mahi Eric Ottenbacher Pavan Athwal Harinder Kaur Guneet Dhillon Manjot Multani Puneeta Salhan Akta Rao Manmit Singh Baljeet Kaur Purewal Harman Singh Amri Kaur Avnit Kaur Jessica Singh Pratimajit Kaur
Who's RSVPing
Harnoor Kaur
Sim Dhanjan
Harmanbhavan Kalcut
Satinder Kaur
Harsimran Mann
Manpreet Internet - Manpreet Chadha
Kuljeet Mann
Sarab Kaur
Sonia Mahi
Eric Ottenbacher
Pavan Athwal
Harinder Kaur
Guneet Dhillon
Manjot Multani
Puneeta Salhan
Akta Rao
Manmit Singh
Baljeet Kaur Purewal
Harman Singh
Amri Kaur
Avnit Kaur
Jessica Singh
Pratimajit Kaur

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