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Pandemic Political Education Book Club
Pandemic Political Education Book Club

Wed, Jan 17


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Pandemic Political Education Book Club

Exile and Pride by Eli Clare

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Time & Location

Jan 17, 2024, 6:30 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA


About the Event

This month's book is January 17, 2024 | Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare.

Join us in person or via Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 960 7863 7188

About the Pandemic Political Education / Disability Justice Book Club

The Pandemic Political Education book club meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has falsely been declared over, health and disability justice remain and urgent need, especially as more pandemics are expected in our age of climate crisis.

While many forms of community care are needed, this book club aims to provide a space for deepening our historical and political analysis of queer-informed health justice to empower communities in ongoing and future pandemics, while grounding in queer and disabled histories and wisdom.

the reading list will include histories, memoirs, and analysis of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, foundational texts by queer disabled authors, and lenses on queer health justice.

This book club is open to all, with the goal of centering queer and disabled experiences. You don't need to consider yourself an "activist" to join, though much of the discussion of the books will focus on specific lessons we can apply to today.

Please consider bringing a contribution (sliding scale $1-5) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If this is a barrier for you, you are still welcome to attend!

Contact Amelia Diehl at with any questions.

COVID Precautions

It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask. An air purifier will be running in the room throughout the duration of the book club meeting.

About Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare

First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. At the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone. 

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This book is also available as an audiobook from!


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