Upcoming San Diego nonprofit uses literature as a way to fight racism and strengthen communities.Online Only, Top Highlights, Around the City Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation is a new organization that was started in November 2012. The organization was started by Caleb Rainey and is currently in the process of being incorporated as a nonprofit. The organization’s signature program is a book club that reads one book per month and meets at Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Ave. in San Diego on the first and third Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. to engage in a political and literary discussion regarding the book.
The group has also started a scholarship program that provides discounted or free books to low-income individuals who still want to participate in the group. The organization strives “To preserve, promote, and teach works by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender artists of color” while striving “To nurture cultural awareness, anti-racism, and historical literacy in San Diego’s LGBT communities”.
Caleb Rainey, the founder of the organization received his master’s degree in Liberal Arts from San Diego State University and received his bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado. An organizer since his time in undergrad, Rainey has dedicated his time and energy to the cause of social justice for most of his adult life. “Social justice is more than just a job or a hobby for me, it’s my world. I can’t think of anything else more deserving of my time and talents,” says Rainey. So if you are looking for an LGBT organization that delves a little deeper into the most pressing issues facing LGBT people today, you may want to check out the San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation’s book club. It promises to be a challenging political experience.
For more information about the San Diego Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoMulticulturalLgbtBookclub or email Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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