Social Justice Book Club

cultivating an open and frank environment for learning and discourse to address our most pressing social challenges and build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds.

Books/Films Discussed:

  • The Atlantic, "The Case for Reparations," Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • "The State of Black Oregon 2015" Report, Supplementary Material: "White People" [film]
  • "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander
  • "Race: The Power of an Illusion" [film]
  • "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America," Nancy Isenburg
  • "Chaos or Community," Martin Luther King Jr. [link to study guide]
  • "Born a Crime," Trevor Noah
  • "The Echoverse," in pre-publication by Arya the Scribe
  • "Underground Railroad," Colson Whitehead
  • "White Rage," Carol Anderson
  • "Small Great Things," Jodi Picoult
  • "The Color of Water," James McBride