Thu, Nov 10|
RIDE OR DIE: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women | with Shanita Hubbard & Marcus J. Moore
Join us to celebrate the release of RIDE OR DIE
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
About the Event
About the book
In this book, author, adjunct professor of sociology, and former therapist Shanita Hubbard disrupts the ride-or-die complex and argues that this way of life has left Black women exhausted, overworked, overlooked, and feeling depleted. She suggests that Black women are susceptible to this mentality because it’s normalized in our culture. It rings loud in your favorite hip-hop songs, and it even shows up in the most important relationship you will ever have—the one with yourself. Compassionate, candid, hard-hitting, and 100 percent unapologetic, Ride or Die melds Hubbard’s entertaining conversations with her Black girlfriends and her personal experiences as a redeemed ride-or-die chick and a former “captain of the build-a-brother team” to fervently dismantle cultural norms that require Black women to take care of everyone but themselves.
About the author
Shanita Hubbard is an acclaimed writer, adjunct professor of sociology, Soros Fellow, and recipient of the James Baldwin writing residency. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Essence, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Pitchfork, and more. She was featured in the On the Record documentary and is a clinical consultant for therapists. Her greatest accomplishment is being the mom of a dope Black girl.
About the conversation partner
Marcus J. Moore is an accomplished music journalist, editor, curator, pundit and author of The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America and the forthcoming High and Rising, a biography of rap group De La Soul. Marcus has been a contributing writer with The Nation and a senior editor with Bandcamp Daily. His coverage of soul, jazz, rap, and rock can be found at The New York Times, Pitchfork, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, The Washington Post, NPR, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic, among other outlets. He also operates The Liner Notes newsletter, where he writes about his favorite music of all eras and genres.