Indivisible Marin’s new book club met last night for a discussion of “ White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. This book challenged all of us to explore racism and our own role in it’s powerful place in our local communities and the nation. Several participants led an important and timely discussion of the recent events in the Dixie School District in San Rafael regarding renaming the district and how they connect to many of the ideas in the book. We all felt we gained much insight into the systemic nature of racism and hopefully some skills in having the difficult conversations that are necessary to combat it- whether in our own neighborhoods, families, or in activism work.
In March we will be discussing activism and policy work and the ideas in George Lakoff’s book “The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate”.
“Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas―ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public.“
Please join us for another evening of great conversation on March 25th!