All library locations will be closed on Monday February, 18, and all locations except Eastmont, Brookfield, and the Main Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 19, for President's Day.
We Too Sing America - Book Club
Come read and discuss the new book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future by Deepa Iyer in advance of her Author Talk in June.
“We Too Sing America … is a love story to my community and to the people who stand up for us.”
— Deepa Iyer, author and Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion
“In an era of heightened racial anxiety and contradictory state policies, Iyer challenges us to imagine and aspire toward a truly equitable and inclusive multiracial society.”
— Michael Omi, Associate Professor of Asian American studies, UC Berkeley
For this timely conversation we will discuss the book’s insights about racial identity, equity and inclusion in post-9/11 America. What does the author show us about Muslim and South Asian experience? What do we learn about debates on immigration, surveillance and policing? How can the book’s message of empathy and action inspire us as neighbors, students, coworkers and activists? What questions do we have for the author?
We will focus our discussion on Chapter 1. Please read in advance and bring your questions.
Borrow the book from Oakland Library.
Or, fill out this request form to receive a chapter by email: http://goo.gl/forms/nwJQvc80Y7
Bring a snack or drink to share. Tea and cookies will also be served.
Facilitated by Raeshma Razvi of the Islamic Cultural Center, Amy Sonnie of Oakland Public Library, and Sabiha Basrai of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action.
Bringing a Group? Call ahead to let us know: 510-238-6931