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Women Bike Book Club
All are invited to discuss biking, feminism, and the intersection of the two. Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm.
The Women Bike Book Club will meet August 10 and September 14 at the Golden Gate Branch (5606 San Pablo Ave).
For September, we are switching gears (get it?!) and showing a film. WADJDA is the story of a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Wadjda is fun loving, an entrepreneur and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. She sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale in her neighborhood, and decides she will try to raise the money to buy it herself. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees biking as inappropriate for girls.
Will Wadjda succeed in raising the money by herself and getting a new bike? Join us for this movie, the first feature-length film directed by a Saudi woman.
For information about upcoming meetings, follow the blog post at oaklandlibrary.org/womenbikebookclub.