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Book Launch: I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

free

Free to attend, books available for purchase at event.

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? What does it mean to choose love? How can we dream a world where everyone—including trans women of colour—have the possibility to thrive?

I Hope We Choose Love is a hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems that grow out of activist and community heartbreak. Acclaimed poet, essayist, advice columnist, and community healer, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the issues that divide our contemporary communities to make a case for radical compassion and empathy.

I Hope We Choose Love is required reading for anyone who wants to change the world but feels they aren’t good enough, who wants speak truth to power but is afraid of making mistakes, who has made mistakes and wants to forgive themselves.

The evening will feature a Q&A with Kai Cheng Thom and hosted by accomplished local filmmaker David Ng of Love Intersections. We encourage you to come ready to participate in a facilitated dialogue.

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This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.

Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible. You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries. You can call the store at (604) 721-4405 and/or email info@massybooks.com

Massy Books is easily accessible by transit. It is closest to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia (and several blocks walk from the 14, 16, 20 Hastings buses). There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer).

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
free

Venue

Massy Books
229 E. Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A1Z6 Canada
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Phone:
6047214405
Website:
www.massybooks.com