Inspired by Olaronke Akinmowo’s The Free Black Women’s Library, a small group of Black women in Chicago have come together for a 4th time to organize this celebration of books written by and about Black women and girls.
Join us for a day of healing sessions, craft workshops, and teach-ins. This year, the Chicago Free Black Women’s Library is centering Black youth and healthy families. We also invite you to bring a book by a Black woman to exchange for one in our library.
This is an all ages, all genders event. Come and bring a friend, a mentor/mentee, a parent/child.
To ensure that we have books for all ages, we are currently accepting book donations through our online wishlist: http://bit.ly/CFBWJune
If you have books written for and by black women that you’d like to donate, you can drop them off at:
UIC Women’s Leadership & Resource Center
1101 W Taylor St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
Hours: Mon – Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm;
Fri – Sat: 9 am – 5 pm;
Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm
If you have books you’d like to mail to us, contact us for a shipping address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to volunteer at the event, email us at email@example.com