upcoming events

2020 Book Club Kickoff - "How to Be an Anti-Racist"

January 09, 2020

Date: Thursday, January 9th

Time: 7-9pm

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

"... 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 dive in!


In preparation for this meeting:
Please try to have the book to bring with you, and have begun reading before this first meeting. We'll be focusing our discussion on the introduction and the first three chapters. But regardless of how far into the book you are, please join us!


Find the book:



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, shellfish or nuts. Thank you for your understanding!

Poetry Reading and Open Mic with Natalie J. Graham

April 19, 2020

Date: Sunday April 19, 2020

Time: 12:30 - 3pm

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

Poetry reading by distinguished poet Natalie J. Graham, and open mic - bring your poetry and share your voice!

A native of Gainesville, Florida, Natalie J. Graham earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Florida and Ph.D. in American Studies at Michigan State University. Her poems have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, Callaloo, New England Review, and Southern Humanities Review; and her articles have appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture and Transition. She is a Cave Canem fellow and associate professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Begin with a Failed Body, her first full-length collection of poems, won the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is a co-founder of KayJo Creatives, a production company specializing in documentary film, painting, and community arts events. Find her online @NatalieJoGraham @KayJoCreatives.

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