Sun, May 23|
#Dominicanreaders: Let's Talk About It: Por La Buena O La Mala
Join us as we discuss May Book of the month "Let's Talk About it: Por La Buena O La Mala w/ Author Lizbel Ortiz
Time & Location
May 23, 2021, 7:30 PM
Purchase your copy: https://lizbelortiz.myshopify.com/
As first-generation Americans raised by Caribbean parents, many of us have spent a lot of time having intense discussions in our living rooms, barbershops and hair salons about taboo subjects we were taught to keep in secrecy by our elders. This book is a reflection of all these conversations and the answers we were so desperately searching for. This means taking a deep dive into historical racism, violent sexism and the lack of accountability in our communities. I spent all of my youth questioning greedy church leaders, racist traditions, sexist uncles, and uncovering generation-al wounds we did not know were there. This book will allow you to connect the dots of your past and help you make better decisions for your future while explaining the very things that hinder our communities and how we can heal collectively together. It also means ripping apart a foundation that was laid without our best interest at heart and building a new one from scratch. I take an honest approach into Caribbean culture, Catholicism, paedophilia, assimilation, corruption, traumas and many other things. I will help you spot manipulation and hidden gas-lighting tactics, finding your voice in confidence, self-respect and the protection of your spirit. The more we dissect our personal issues, the more we see how much we all have in common. It is time for us to have an open and honest discussion regarding the many things we suffer in silence about, Let's Talk About It, Por La Buena O La Mala."