Shannon Simmons

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THIS MONTH
WE ARE MEETING AT

Zoom

Zoom

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Peterborough’s ONLINE March 2021 Girly Book Club

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Book Club Starts
STARTS AT 7 PM



STARTS AT 7 PM

This March, we’ll be taking on memoir and a very important subject and story.

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.

Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways–there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.

We feel this is an important read, along with the ensuing discussions at book club this month, so pick up your copy of the book and register now to join us this month.

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DIRECTIONS

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4 Comments

  1. elaine.soars@hotmail.com says:

    Hi
    I am signing up to be a new member. Sorry if this is a dumb question but… When it comes to the payment area it’s asking if I’m a yearly member or Stripe. I don’t know what Stripe is?? Can you please tell me. Thank you

    Andrea

    • Shannon says:

      Not a dumb question! I believe the stripe option is the option you pick if you’re paying with a credit card. The yearly membership is a separate purchase you’d have to do before processing the ticket.

      Shannon

  2. Caroline says:

    Hi, I will not be able to attend. I will try to sign up for another one as I really enjoyed the book.

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