THE EDUCATED ACTIVIST: Social Justice Reading & Discussions


We believe that the best activists are those who are educated about issues. Periodically, we read important books and host discussions with authors after services during lunch. We also host screenings and panel discussions. Here is a list of recommended books:

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

City of Inmates Kelly Lytle Hernandéz

Locked In by John Pfaff

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle

Barking to the Choir by Father Gregory Boyle

The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele

Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

We also recommend you watch the film Anchor Babyproduced and directed by IKARite Leanna Creel.

Here are some articles to read:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/before-the-law

http://time.com/4821547/jay-z-racism-bail-bonds/?iid=sr-link1