IE Book Club

Indivisible Evanston October Book Group: Our Time Is Now

Next Book and Meeting Information

Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

By Stacey Abrams

Wednesday, October 13th, 7-8:30 PM on Zoom

Discussion will be moderated by IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner on Zoom. The link will be sent out to attendees upon registration.


From New York Times bestselling author of Lead From The Outside and political leader Stacey Abrams, a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country.

With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter. --Kerry Washington

A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn't win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others' who have fought throughout our country's history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are now.

"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win." - Stacey Abrams


Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Lead from the Outside, a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After serving eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state's history. She has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels; and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. Dedicated to civic engagement, she founded the New Georgia Project, which has registered more than 400,000 voters of color, Fair Fight Action and Fair Fight 2020 to promote fair elections across the country, and Fair Count, which is guaranteeing an accurate national census for hard-to-count communities.


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Thanks for being part of the IE Book Group and we look forward to our next discussion!

Previous IE Book Club Selections:

We Are Indivisible (January 2020), Don't Think of An Elephant (March 2020), The Fifth Risk (April 2020), "Unrigged" (June 2020). We Were Eight Years In Power (August 2020), and Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election (March 2021), Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (May 2021); We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For (June 2021).

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Date: 10/13/2021 (Wed.)

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT

Location: Zoom Meeting

Created by:   Laura Tanner
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