upcoming events

CANCELLED: March Book Discussion - "How to Be an Anti-Racist"

March 24, 2020

Date: Tuesday, March 24th

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

OCRJC wishes to err on the side of caution in fighting the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. We have decided to postpone our book discussions until social distancing is no longer being recommended by public health experts for our area. We wish good health to you and your loved ones.

"... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential." - Kirkus Reviews

Whether you're an active member of OCRJC or a new attendee, we'd love to see you. Join us as we continue to discuss!

In preparation for this meeting:
Please try to have begun reading before the meeting, but regardless of how far into the book you are, please feel free to join us!

Find the book:

We have one spare copy of the book we will happily lend out if you don't have an easy way to get a copy - please let us know.

We welcome you to bring your own snacks and drinks, or anything you’d like to share, but please, no drugs or alcohol. Also for this venue, please no meat or shellfish. Thank you for your understanding!

Poetry Reading and Open Mic with Natalie J. Graham and Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong

April 19, 2020

Date: Sunday April 19, 2020

Time: 12:30 - 3pm

Venue: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

About Natalie J. Graham

Natalie J. Graham is a native of Gainesville, Florida. Her first poetry collection, Begin with a Failed Body (University of Georgia Press, 2017), was selected by Kwame Dawes for the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her poems and articles have been published in San Francisco Chronicle, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, Callaloo, Obsidian, New England Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Transition. Her research interests include Black Music, Food Culture, and Black Identity Performance. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, Sewanee Fellow, and associate professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).


About Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong


Tanya (Hyonhye) Ko Hong is an internationally published poet, translator, and cultural-curator who champions bilingual poetry and poets. Born and raised in South Korea, she immigrated to the USA at the age of eighteen. She is the author of five books, includingThe War Still Within (KYSO Flash Press, 2019). Her poetry appears in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, Entropy, Cultural Weekly, WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly (The Feminist Press), great weather for MEDIA, the Choson Ilbo, and The Korea Times, among others. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute and holds an MFA degree from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

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