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SCCCCOR is Proud to Be Supporting This Great Community Building Event

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Please Also Note These Upcoming Facilitated Book Groups

Putting Race On The Table
Dear SCCCCOR Friends,
SCCCCOR, as part of the Santa Cruz County wide group Racial Equity Trainers Network, is launching two facilitator led book groups. The two books being offered are:

1)    “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi
This book group, co-led by Silvia Morales and Alain Desouches, will meet in Watsonville for 8 weeks every other Saturday morning from 10 am to noon except around the holidays. The first meeting will begin Sept 21 and continue Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2 (1:30 to 3:30 pm as an exception), Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7, then Jan 11. The location will be the Watsonville YMCA. 
2)    “White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard For White People To Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo

This book group, co-led by Leslie Potenzo and Michelle Schiefelbein, will meet for 8 weeks, every other Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM. The first meeting will begin Sept 24 and continue Oct 8th, Oct 22nd, Nov 5th, Nov 19th, Dec 3rd, Dec 17th, then 3 weeks later on Jan 7th.  The location will be RCNV 612 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

We invite you to join us for one or both of these series to deepen the work of dismantling the system of racism. 

Advanced registration is required, and further details will be sent to participants.
For “How To Be An Antiracist
please e-mail Alain at
For “White Fragility” please e-mail contact Leslie at
Descriptions of Books Being Studied

“How to Be An Antiracist” Ibram X. Kendi’s book offers Antiracism as a transformative concept that reorients and re-energizes the conversation about racism, and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism.  This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

“White Fragility”  Robin DiAngelo’s book addresses how we are racialized, what is whiteness, what are its underpinnings, and how the system maintains and recreates itself.

To dismantle racism we must begin to see our place and part in it and become conscious of how it continues to remain hidden in our race based society. Importantly, the book illuminates the common patterns and responses that white people have when race and racism is being discussed and the ways that this perpetuates the system of racism.