America’s history of racial inequality continues to undermine fair treatment, equal justice, and opportunity for many Americans. The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) believes we must acknowledge the truth about our history before we can heal: truth and reconciliation are sequential.

As a nation, we have not yet acknowledged our history of racial injustice, including the genocide of Native people, the legacy of slavery and racial terror, and the legally-supported abuse of racial minorities.

When we engage truthfully with our history, we are better equipped to address contemporary issues ranging from mass incarceration, immigration, and human rights to how we think and talk about cultural moments and icons.

EJI designed A History of Racial Injustice as a set of tools for learning more about people and events in American history that are critically important but not well known. This digital experience highlights events on this day in history with rich detail and intuitive sharing features. Find the daily /monthly calendar here

Racial Justice Events in Marin

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Transformative Justice Institute, Fundraising Luncheon
First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael
1510 5th Avenue, San Rafael

 Friday, November 15  • 11:00am – 1:00pm You are invited to help create a Restorative Justice Marin. Come learn about new Restorative Justice programs and support the launch of the Transformative Justice Institute.
Rochelle Edwards MS, LMFT, Lorenzo Jones, CEC and Aninha Livingstone Ph.D., share a passion for the healing power of circles and for social justice. Together they bring their combined experiences, both professional and personal to support individual and collective transformation. 

20 ideas for action during United Against Hate Week.
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Saturday, November 23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm Racial Justice book discussion: Tracks by Louise Erdrich. South Novato Library. Discussions are open to everyone – find more information here.

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes an arresting, lyrical novel set in North Dakota when Native Americans were fighting to keep their lands.

Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender. 

The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity, and indomitable vitality.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 6pm – 8pm, Seeing White podcast discussion, Episodes 13 & 14 Aroma Cafe, 1122 4th St., San Rafael 

Join us for a guided discussion of the episodes 13 & 14 of the excellent and eye-opening podcast series Seeing White from SceneOnRadio. We ask that you listen to the podcast episodes, and we will talk together about them and the information learned.  Unfamiliar with podcasts? Don’t worry!  You can listen to the episodes on a computer HERE, or you can search it on your podcast app on iPhone, iTunes or Android.  RSVP here Bring a friend and join the conversation!

Hear the series at Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story. Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

Sunday, December 22, 3:00 – 4:30pm, Racial justice book discussion: San Rafael Library , 1100 E St Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas. Discussions are open to everyone – find more information here.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms.

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms. 

“This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book––at its core––is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

Find news on upcoming events and actions throughout the Bay Area at SURJ Bay Area’s website!