Book Club

The Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Racial Justice Learning Exchange Book Club is open to all who are interested in connecting with fellow residents on learning and discussing strategies for advancing racial justice.

Each quarter, we will read one of the books below. Book Club participants will be invited to engage in an online discussion forum regarding the contents of the book.

The book club selections will align with Racial Justice Learning Exchange public events focus on shared histories and current dynamics impacting racial justice.

Whether you are just starting your learning journey or you’re already a bookworm for racial justice, we look forward to your participation and are committed to supporting our collective learning!

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
at 2:00 pm

Racial Fault Lines

By Tomas Almaguer

Join Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell for our next Racial Justice Learning Exchange Book Club Community Discussion on our featured book, Racial Fault Lines by Tomas Almaguer. Supervisor Mitchell will be joined by Frank Meeink, Author/Activist, and Michelle Vasquez Ruiz, American Studies Ph.D. Candidate for a community discussion, open to all, on the timeline of White supremacy from Manifest Destiny to modern day.

Past Book Club Events

Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.

The RJLE Book Club launched May 2022, featuring the book 'Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,' by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.

Book Club Selections 2022

Spring 2022

Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

David E. Hayes-Bautista

Summer 2022

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771 - 1965

Kelly-Lytle Hernández

Fall 2022

Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California

Tomás Almaguer