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Soroptimist International of Novato is committed to doing our part in dismantling racists systems within our own institution and building inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.  All members are encouraged to educate themselves and to that purpose we are providing resources and archival information to keep us current on this important moment in history.

Thank you in advance to all members and friends for your commitment to learn and expand your understanding of white privilege and its impacts while  supporting inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.  




  • "The 1619 Project" an interactive podcast from the New York Times. (July 2020:  Oprah Winfrey & LionsGate announced their intentions of making a movie of 1619 Project).  

  • Two poems, "Our Deepest Fear," by Marianne Williamson, and "The Invitation," by Oriah Mountain Dreamer (recommended by Dr. Lois Moore)


  • "On Being," with Kristen Tippet in Conversation with Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem  

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo

  • Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade,  by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan.

  • Breathe:  A Letter to My Sons, by Imani Perry

  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race, On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide, by Crystal Fleming

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

  • How to Be an Antiracist,  by Ibram X. Kendi

  • They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement,  by Wesley Lowery

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

  • My Grandmother’s Hands:  Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies,  Resmaa Menakem

  • We Are Not Here to be Bystanders, by Linda Sasour (Palestinian Muslim American)

  • Crazy Brave, by Joy Harjo (Native American)

  • The Hate You Give, by Angie Thomas

  • Real American, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

  • Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Dear America:  Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, by Jose Antonio Vargas

If you have suggestions for more resources, readings, or films, please contact Renée Roberts.  Stay up to date with the progress of this new project here or contact Nancy Weber, Chair, Inclusion Diversity, Equity, & Action Committee, Soroptimist International of Novato. 

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Post Office Box 1267

Novato, CA  94948

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