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Join us for our monthly book club, where we discuss books that center race, racism, privilege and racial justice. Sunday, Feb 24, 3-4:30 pm at the Marin City Library, 164 Donahue St, MC. Our book this month is The Sellout, by Paul Beatty. We look forward to seeing you at the library! [masked] w/questions.
Casual drop-in from 6pm - 8pm at Aroma Cafe,[masked]th St, San Rafael. Let's talk together about racial justice, and your experiences here in Marin! Something to read and kick off the discussions - NYT op-ed by Jamelle Bouie: Trump's Trail of Fears https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/opinion/trump-warren-trail-tears.html Bring a friend and join the conversation!
Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives--and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment--for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism. Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 6 pm Marin City Library 164 Donahue Street
Join us for a discussion of Robin DiAngelo's book, White Fragility. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. The book is available at most Marin County libraries.