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Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation learning about how racism affects us all, and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We meet the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity. Others are welcome as well.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing chapters 8, 9  and 10 of the book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee on May 11 at 7 p.m. We have found it to be an enlightening read thus far. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

May Books, Birthdays, and Printable Articles

Celebrating May Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Ellen Nathan                               5/1
  • Patricia Stillwell                          5/1
  • Patricia Morehead                     5/5
  • Stephenie Moczydkowski         5/7
  • Janis Appel                                  5/13
  • Margaret McCarthy                   5/16
  • Elizabeth Mark                           5/17
  • Rosemary Howard                    5/18
  • Deborah Dunn                           5/22
  • Cheryl Fuller                               5/24
  • Frances Vitulli                             5/24
  • Merrie McLaughlin                    5/26
  • Tamara Olson                             5/28
  • Patty Taylor                                 5/29
  • Margot Leidig                              5/31

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
Ghosts of Gold Mountain, by Gordon Chang, on May 3; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
The Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Hamel, on May 25; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion, on May 11; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
Damnation Spring, by Ash Davidson, on May 16; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
Libertie, by Kaitlyn Greenidge , on May 23; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Interior Chinatown, by Charles Wu, on May 19; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, by Michael Lewis, on May 5; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
Open to Another Choice, by Carol Finney, on May 5; coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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More Upcoming Activities!

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation learning about how racism affects us all, and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity. Others are welcome as well.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing chapters 6 and 7 of the book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee on April 13 at 7 p.m. We have found it to be an enlightening read thus far. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

Speech Trek Champion to Speak at May Branch Meeting By Ann Arneill

Maren DeMille, a sophomore from Pleasant Grove High School, is the first-place winner of this year’s Speech Trek Contest.  She was awarded $500.

Maren will present her speech at the May branch meeting on the topic, “Has the US lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all?  Would requiring the study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and justice for all?”  She argues that the United States has not lived up to its pledge and that introducing a diversity, equity and inclusion curriculum into high schools could help ensure liberty and justice for us.  Join us at the May branch meeting to hear her very interesting speech!

April Birthdays, Books and Printable Articles

Celebrating April Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Anne Rhodes                               4/1
  • Lori Gualco                                  4/2
  • Carol Nyman                               4/3
  • RosaLee Black                             4/7
  • Theresa Chekon                         4/9
  • Sandi Schoenman                      4/10
  • Sandra Young                             4/11
  • Ann Pickens                                4/17
  • Pamela Saltenberger                4/17
  • Janelle Kauffman                       4/19
  • Carol Doughty                           4/22
  • Loretta Hom                              4/25
  • MJ Hamilton                              4/26
  • Margaret Brown                       4/27
  • Ronni Riemer                            4/28
  • Dorothy Hodel                          4/30

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
A Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende, on April 5; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, by Hisham Matar, on April 27; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Humankind, by Rutger Bregman, on April 13; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, by Michael Lewis, on April 18; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
Being Human, by Maggie O’Farrell , on April 25; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
The Code Breaker, by Walter Isaacson, on April 21; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier, on April 7; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
The Four Winds, by Kristen Hannah, on April 7; coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation learning about how racism affects us all and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity. Others are welcome as well.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing chapters 4 and 5 of our new book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”, by Heather McGhee on March 9, 2022 at 7pm. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

March Birthdays, Book Groups, and Printable Articles

Celebrating March Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • PJ Missman                              3/1
  • Patricia Morgan                      3/5
  • Margi Park                               3/5
  • Sharon Norris                         3/6
  • Marjorie Patzer                      3/6
  • Julia Maclay                             3/8
  • Vicky Lovell                              3/9
  • Andrea Woelfle                       3/11
  • Alice Bauer                              3/14
  • Mary Lou Lentz                       3/17
  • Carolyn Meeker                      3/17
  • Cecilia Delury                          3/25
  • Elizabeth Jordan                     3/28

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, on Mar. 1; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Passing, by Nella Larsen, on Mar. 23; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman, on Mar. 9; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
The Golden State: A Novel, by Lydia Kiesling, on Mar. 21; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague, by Maggie O’Farrell , on Mar. 28; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles, on Mar. 17; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson, on Mar. 3; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
Inheritance, by Dana Shaprine, on Mar. 3 coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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Living Our Mission of Equity

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation learning about how racism affects us all, and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity. Others are welcome as well.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing chapters 1 and 2 of our new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee, on Feb. 9, 2022 at 7p.m. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

February Birthdays, Book Groups and Printable Articles

Celebrating February Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Anna Storey                             2/1
  • Kathleen Deaver                     2/2
  • Arlene Cullum                         2/4
  • Margaret Ann Dukleth           2/7
  • Susan Whetstone                   2/9
  • Barbara Puett                         2/10
  • Jane Cooley                             2/14
  • Nancy Fox                               2/16
  • Ann Louise Kinnison             2/21
  • Linda Howard                         2/22
  • Jean Brown                             2/24
  • Carol Finney                           2/25
  • Inger Lindholm                      2/26
  • Karen W. Smith                      2/26

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
The Paris Library, by Janet Charles, on Feb. 1; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Nemesis, by Philip Roth, on Feb. 23; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Bad Blood, by John Carryrou, on Feb. 8; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
TBD, on Feb. 21; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
The Origin of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson, on Feb. 28; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
The Book Woman of Troublesom Creek, by Kim Michelle Richardson, on Feb. 17; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
Midnight in Broad Daylight, by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, on Feb. 3; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
Lola on Fire, by Rio Youers, on Feb. 3 coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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Living Our Mission of Equity – Book Discussion

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation, looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a joint CHAR/Sacramento activity.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780, or you can join using this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7374203780

We will be discussing the second half of our latest book, “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”, by Cathy Park Hong, on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., from pages 110 to the end. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at charminme@yahoo.com.

January Birthdays, Book Groups, and Printable Articles

Celebrating January Birthdays! By Donna Holmes

  Happy Birthday to All!

  • Lana Widman                          1/1
  • Susana Mullen                        1/1
  • Marilyn Orrick                         1/6
  • Joanne Reiken                         1/6
  • Tiffany Ardisana                      1/6
  • Mary Ann Fleming                  1/8
  • Diane Preece                           1/9
  • Mary Miller                              1/14
  • Jane Pivetti                              1/15
  • Gail Johnson                           1/16
  • Archana Maniar                     1/16
  • Gloria Yost                              1/17
  • Gretchen Christophel           1/18
  • Nancy Nolen-Swanson         1/21
  • Kimberly Rutledge                 1/23
  • Betty Hayes                            1/24
  • Elizabeth Rose                       1/24
  • Katherine Henderson           1/26
  • Joan Hammond                     1/27
  • Georgia Richardson              1/28
  • Molly Dugan                           1/31

Book Groups By Sharon Anderson

Book Group 2:
The Paris Library, by Janet Charles, on Jan. 4; coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller, on Jan. 26; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
Book selection, on Jan. 12; coordinator is Nancy Lawrence

Book Group 6: 
Afterparties, by Anthony Veasna So, on Jan. 17; coordinator is Angela Scarlett

Book Group 8: 
Book selection, on Jan. 24; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson, on Jan. 20; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
While Justice Sleeps, by Stacey Abrams, on Jan. 6; coordinator is Linda Cook

Book Group 33: 
1984, by George Orwell, on Jan. 6 coordinators are Jane Pivetti, Nancy Lawrence

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