Week of 10/04 Updates

Ella Baker Team Update
The Ella Baker Team was on the move this week supporting efforts to change the culture in Alameda County jails. Ten members joined a rally Oct 2 at the Board of Supervisors meeting, with Reverend Mary Foran leading the assembled group in prayer. Team members met with Supervisors Carson and Chan to garner their support for a jail audit. The team next meets Oct 28 12:30 – 1:30. Stay tuned for more details, or contact Micky Duxbury or Charlotte Dickson.


Thurs., Oct. 25, Church Book Group Reads "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin J. DiAngelo, 7:30-9:30 PM. Contact <a href="Emily.Stoper@gmail.com">Emily Stoper</a> for Location and Accessibility Information. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged – and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. A UUA Common Read for this year. Only 187 pages.


Thurs., Nov. 29, Church Book Group Discusses “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” By Daniel Ellsberg, 7:30-9:30 PM. Contact Emily Stoper for Location and Accessibility Information. This gripping exposé reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing “doomsday machine” and avoid nuclear catastrophe.