Today, missINFORMED announces its first community-based Book Club program, funded by the Canada Service Corps’ Rising Youth program. missINFORMED’s Book Club offers a digital space for understanding and connecting on topics such as health narratives, equity and community wellness for women and gender diverse folks under 35 years of age. Selected books will focus on health issues which uniquely impact women and gender-diverse folks to help foster safe community conversations.
Throughout the months of June and July, Book Club registrants will receive the month’s reading material and a missINFORMED tote bag. Registrants will be invited to attend four session facilitated-discussion series to unpack and digest the material, and attend a private live Q&A with the book’s author.
This month’s selection is the national bestseller, Hello, I Want to Die Please Fix Me by Anna Mehler Paperny. Program registration opens today and closes on June 9, 2022.
The Book Club aims to connect community members to foster a digital community in a socially-distanced world, provide community members with the resources needed to understand lived experiences, and centre community voices and promote peer-to-peer learning from non-western perspectives including traditional, cultural and ancestral knowledge.
Rising Youth is a program led by TakingITGlobal to help young inspired Canadians take action through youth-led community service projects. Rising Youth grants are funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Service Corps, a national movement to build a culture of volunteer service empowering young Canadians to make an impact.
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