ABL Racial Justice Study Group

Our study group meets monthly to discuss readings and films related to a racial justice topic. Attendees read/view the material prior to attending, and we come together to discuss.

In August, our meeting will take place on Thursday, August 24 in a private home. Meetings typically take place at Books, Inc. on Park Street in Alameda on every 4th Tuesday from 7:30-9pm.

Attendees may purchase each book at Books, Inc for a 15% discount. If a book is out of stock, they will special order it upon request. 


august: james baldwin on racism in america

Film - I Am Not Your Negro

We will screen the film as the first half of our meeting, from 6-7:30pm. Pizza will be provided!

The film is available for free on Amazon Prime. If you prefer to watch separately, please join us from 7:30-9pm for discussion.

Meeting date: Thursday, August 24, 6-9pm. Please note the difference in day of week and time from most other study group meetings.

Kindly RSVP so we provide enough pizza for all. Event information here.




Bronwyn Harris
Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom (157 pages)

Meeting date: Tuesday, September 26, 7:30-9pm


october: living within the violence of white supremacy

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Between the World and Me (176 pages)

Meeting date: Tuesday, October 24, 7:30-9pm



David R. Roediger
How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon (272 pages)

Meeting date: Tuesday, November 28, 7:30-9pm