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Activist Book Club

The Activist Reading Group discusses books and articles to help us be better activists and organizers.

We meet one the second Thursday evening of every month, 7:00-8:30pm PT.  All are welcome.

We have been meeting since 2017. Here is a partial list of our readings:

“The Indivisible Guide 2020” at:

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Centuryby Mark Engler and Paul Engler.

"The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt [How to talk to people who don’t agree with you (part 1)].

"Don't Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff [How to talk to people who don’t agree with you (part 2)].

“On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder.

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

“Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson.

“American Narratives” by Robert Reich at:

“Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything” by Becky Bond and Zack Exley.

“America’s Greatest Movement” [women’s suffrage] by James M. McPherson, New York Review of Books, October 27, 2016. 

“How To Have Better Political Conversations,” TED talk by Rob Willer at:

“How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America” by Heather Cox Richardson.

“The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality” by Bhaskar Sunkara.

“The Path of Greatest Resistance” by David Cole (NY Review of Books, 2/7/2019 issue):


''Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism'': Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on Bringing Movements Together,

“The Democratic Party Is Actually Three Parties,” by Thomas Edsall, NY Times, July 24, 2019. At:

If you want to join the group: contact Ken Rosenberg at rosenbergkd at

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