Book Club

In late 2020 and early 2021, MadWorC held its first Book Club to read Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, by Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard. In fall of 2021, we read Freedom Farmers by Dr. Monica White.  

In November 2021, we will begin Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown. 

We will meet on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm central time. 

November 9 - introduction
November 23 - principles of emergent strategy, elements of emergent strategy, fractals
December 7 - intentional adaptation, interdependence and decentralization
December 21 - nonlinear and iterative, resilience
January 4 - creating more possibilities, conversations
January 18 - assess yourself, spells and practices for emergent strategy
February 1 - tools for emergent strategy facilitation, outro, thank you
Sign up by November 7:
In order to receive the Zoom link for the book club, please sign up here by November 7. 


To order the book:

We recommend supporting your local bookstores to purchase the book. In Madison, this includes A Room of One's Own and Kismet Books. 

You can also visit for a list of Black-owned bookstores in the US.