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November 17, 2021

Beyond Stereotypes: Inspired Natives

Out of the Margins: An Anti-Racism Reading Group

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Dr. Mary Churchill (NAMS) & Dr. Erica Tom (NAMS) as they will be facilitating a session "Beyond Stereotypes: Inspired Natives" in Out of the Margins: An Anti-Racism Reading Group  Series of events. 


In response to the Academic Affairs’ Call to Action in the summer of 2020, the University Library is hosting this anti-racism reading group with the support of the Sonoma State’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and funded by the Office of the Provost.

Engage in a monthly, text-based discussion focused on understanding race and uprooting systemic racism along with other, converging forms of oppression. Each virtual session features a different faculty facilitator who selects texts and guides group dialogue around themes related to racial justice.

Access session descriptions, recommended readings, and the full calendar at Or register for individual sessions below:

Film Consumption Through an Anti-Racist Lens
Facilitated by: Dr. Malinalli López Arreguín (AMCS)
October 20, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Beyond Stereotypes: Inspired Natives
Facilitated by: Dr. Mary Churchill (NAMS) & Dr. Erica Tom (NAMS)
November 17, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Scholarly Publishing and Baked-In Bias
Facilitated by: Rita Premo (University Library)
January 26, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Failures of School Desegregation
Facilitated by: Dr. Kyla Walters Doughty (Sociology)
February 23, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

A Walk-Through of So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo: the 2022-23 Common Read
Facilitated by: Dr. Suzanne Toczyski (French) & Dr. Anthony Rizzuto (English)
April 27, 2022 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm


All SSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome. The purpose is to provide space to collectively work to unlearn structures of racism and white supremacy. See you there!


—Catherine Fonseca (University Library) & Merith Weisman (Center for Community Engagement)