Important Topics - Join the Discussion

Important Topics
This page is devoted to current important discussions happening in our community, our nation and our world. We hope you will find resources to learn and join in the discussion. Please contact Cathy Peterson at:  or Amanda Stephens at:   if you would like to offer an article, link, podcast or other resource to help our discussion. 


Anti-Racist Teach-In

If you participated in our podcast discussion featuring Ibram Kendi, or are interested in learning more about his anti-racist work, he will be offering an anti-racist teach-in next week.

EQUAL JUSTICE: An Opportunity to Learn and Take Action: 8/16-8/22/20 - "What Now? An Antiracist Teach-In," in conjunction with @oneworldbooks,  @WNBA and @NBA

LEARN: Listen to in discussion each night with a different thought leader 

TAKE ACTION: Support Black-owned bookstores across the country as they host the discussions

 Tickets (that include books) on Eventbrite are $50:


Marin Organizing Committee Civic Academies       MOC Discussion Event Flyer

Our 21-day racial equity challenge produced very meaningful and informative discussions. One topic discussed was housing. If you are interested in finding out more about what is happening specifically for renters in Marin, the Marin Organizing Committee invites you to one of their Civic Academies on renter protections. Both sessions will be the same. RSVP at the link provided.

Thursday, August 13th, 7pm -8:30 pm-

Thursday, August 18th, 7pm - 8:30pm -

 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge     

Syllabus: 21-Day Challenge

 The 21-Day Challenge was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. While our discussion group around this challenge has ended, we have left the syllabus up for those who were unable to join us in July.

The goal of the 21-Day Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity (aka, learning to be better human beings). The focus is intentionally on the Black American experience. This is completely voluntary to do, and participation should not be construed as an agreement with every work of every assignment nor a commitment by any person to a particular position or strategy. 

The 21-Day Challenge invites you to complete the syllabus of 21 short assignments (between 15-30 minutes each) that include reading, watching videos and listening to podcasts. The assignments seek to expose participants to perspectives on elements of Black history, identity, and culture but does not highlight all of the diverse experiences or opinions within the Black community, nor does it address any other communities of color. 

Additional Resources: 

Brene Brown's interview with Austin Channing Brown, author of I am Still Here/Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Podcast  link: "Unlocking Us" .

 Brene Brown's interview with Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist. Podcast link: "Unlocking Us"  h