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The BIG book club serves to increase our understanding of the causes of racial inequities and injustice within our society.
To improve our own ability to recognize thoughts, speech, behaviors and actions that feed into and sustain racism, injustice and prejudice, and how to counteract them.
To learn what we can do to increase equity, fairness, and justice within our communities and nation. Join us!

We would love to hear from you! Networking with individuals or other social service/activist groups helps to support area and regional efforts to improve the lives of our neighbors who may be less fortunate. BIG is keeping in touch with Oregon State’s activities, like the Governor’s Racial Justice Council, as well as with like minded organizations, seeking to include all Oregonians in the unlimited possibilities of this state.

Our actions are aimed at bringing improvements to the lives of those who face inequities. Some of the actions we take are:
*Demonstrating on the street in order to maintain the public’s awareness of inequities
*Connecting to Social Service Organizations, to support their missions
*Educating ourselves through various media
*Discussion groups including our book club
*Presentations to and connecting with government entities

Our members were impacted by the deaths of many Black Americans in 2020 including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, nationally publicized wrongful deaths that propelled us to take an open stance against racial injustice. On June 3, 2020, one woman took a stand on the corner of Hwy 101 and Hwy 42 S, and others joined her to demonstrate our concerns regarding racial justice. Over the months our group has mapped a plan to continue our efforts and expand our methods of outreach. We hope you’ll join us!

When should we speak up? What should we say? How can we best support the causes of social and racial justice? These are common questions for anyone stepping into the work of social justice. Here are some resources we have found to be helpful on this topic.

What’s been happening in the USA in the last year? What historical events and structures led us to this current situation? The roles of racism and social injustice are far reaching and complex, not only nationally but also within our own state of Oregon. Here are some resources you may find helpful.

Read or listen to the words of people who have experienced inequities, unfairness, and discrimination. What effects have those experiences had on their lives? How have they managed to overcome? What do they suggest for changes? Can you relate to them?

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