Talking About Race

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT RACE Article by M.F. Something happened in 2020 or 2021 that got your attention, and got you to our website. It could have been what caught my attention: the killing of Black persons by police in incidents that could have gone differently, could have gone better, without the…

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Upcoming Events: Demonstrations, Peace Circles, Book Club News

Upcoming Events: Demonstrations, Peace Circles, Book Club News Demonstrations for peace, justice, and equity continue Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm and Fridays 2-3 pm on the corner of 42-S and Highway 101.  Signs provided.  Come help spread the love! Peace Circles meditations are every Tuesday from 4:45 to 5:45pm. Please email to obtain the Zoom link and specify if you wish…

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events  The South Coast Equity Coalition will hold its monthly meeting at the Bandon Library on August 16th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This meeting is hybrid (in-person / online) and open to the public. Join virtually on Zoom: ID: 891 4623 0296 BIG invites all readers of our blog, newsletter, and interested members of the Bandon community to stand…

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The Ocean Calls!

The Ocean Calls! Saturday, August 12, at 10:30 am, children ages 4-8 and their families are invited to the Sprague Room of the Bandon Library to learn about the tradition of diving for shellfish in South Korea.  The Ocean Calls:  A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho will be read by local resident Beverly Minn.  Music, crafts, and a Korean snack will…

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July/Summer Event Updates

June/Summer Event Updates Summer has come! We have noticed that there’s many more activities going on, and lots of people out and about everywhere we go. As we get busier, it’s easy to lose track of WHAT is happening, WHEN, and WHERE! So here is a list to help us all remember! Street Demonstrations BIG invites all readers of our…

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1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed

1000% Me: Growing up Mixed The BIG Book Club ended its first year with the movie “1000% Me: Growing up Mixed”. According to the HBO release of the official trailer, “In 1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed, Emmy Award-winning comedian W. Kamau Bell explores growing up mixed race in today’s America. The @HBO Original documentary premiered May 2 on @HBOMax. #GrowingUpMixedHBO”,To…

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Mark Your Calendars for June ’23 Events!

Mark Your Calendars for June Events! Juneteenth Celebration in Coos Bay June 17-19, 2023 A celebration centering on resilience through storytelling, visibility, joy, food and amplifying Black voices will be held at the Coos History Museum this month. The Oregon Remembrance Project presentation on Saturday June 17 includes a keynote by Taylor Stewart. The Black Market Gourmet hosts a reception…

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BIG Book Club Dives Deeper!

The BIG Book Club dives deeper!  “I can’t help but feel that the focus on race is being used as a distraction from what is really happening,”  BIG Book Club member At our last regular meeting before a summer break, we realized that our discussion of race has led us to other, more foundational issues such as economics, democracy, and…

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