Social Justice Book Club

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Book Club
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The Social Justice Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Mission Branch Library (Community Room) and online (Zoom) at 6:00 pm. The Social Justice Book Club explores social justice issues through literature and nonfiction while providing a safe place to discuss important topics, share ideas, and inspire critical thinking about equality and justice.

A note on content warnings. The topics covered in the books we read for the Social Justice Book Club will inherently have difficult, possibly triggering descriptions of events. Without being able to warn ahead of time about potential triggers in each book we read, I ask that you please take the time to check-in with yourself and give yourself the permission to disengage if you are feeling overwhelmed.

The book we will be discussing is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Please find it in our catalog or request it through Link+. Description: Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. 


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