Take a look back at our
2nd District Racial Justice Learning Exchange (RJLE) events.

January 2024

RJLE Book Club Crying in H Mart

We kicked off our first Racial Justice Learning Exchange event of the year with a Book Club Community Discussion on Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart. LA County Library Director Skye Patrick facilitated an engaging conversation with special guests, including Retired LA Fire Department Chief Deputy Emile W. Mack and LA County Deputy Fire Chief Julia Kim exploring themes of cultural identity, family, and the connection between culture and heritage through food. Special thank you to our panelists for sharing their personal stories, and Dr. Wong, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, for hosting the Human Library, and empowering attendees to share personal narratives.


February 2023

Community Conversation on the Impact of the Term White Fragility & The Power In Building Allyship

The term white fragility was coined by Robin DiAngelo who authored a book by the same name. This RJLE event took place in partnership with South Bay Community Coalition Against Hate at the Manhattan Beach Library and focused on understanding how the tactics within white fragility bring harm to our communities.


Reverend Zachary Hoover, Executive Director of LA Voice joined us to define white fragility and allyship. Linda D. Wright-Lee, President and CEO, Wright On Time Youth and Family Services, Inc. facilitated a powerful workshop called the Circle of Chairs, where attendees were able to break into small circles to share and learn from each other’s lived experiences.


"Our future is counting on the courage of our actions today. Let us boldly face the challenges before us knowing we have the power to create change.”