Virtual Watsonville Film Festival Starts this Friday!

March 5 – 13, 2021

Under the theme Stories Matter, the 9th annual Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) will present a powerful and unique selection of 20 films by award-winning directors and local filmmakers for free.There will be some scheduled events, but films will be available for watching at your convenience during the course of the festival week.
See film guide, special eventsand register here!

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Calling People In, Not Out: Engaging Skillfully in Conversations About Racism Workshop

Having Difficult Conversations in the Workplace | National Diversity  Council Newsletter

Join SURJ SCC and SCCCCOR for this 2 hour workshop to learn and practice some tools for having difficult conversations around racism with family, friends, and even strangers. Calling People In is when we engage in difficult conversations with people who express opinions that perpetuate racism. Calling people in vs. calling them out asks us to approach a challenging conversation with curiosity and an authentic desire to learn about the person’s beliefs, as their opinions are derived from their own experiences, as are ours. It also asks us to enter into dialogues without the intention of changing minds.

  Register here

Beginning in March, RCNV Book Circles.

*Just added The Sum of Us by Heather McGee*

The are only a few spots left in some of the circles so register now if you’re interested


Patrisse Cullors and Maxwell Addae

March 9, 4-5:30 pm: Popular Culture and the Radical Imaginary presented by Visualizing Abolition at UCSC.

Visualizing Abolition is pleased to present Popular Culture and the Radical Imaginary, a discussion with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and artist and activist Maxwell Addae. Their conversation will focus on their collaborative project researching the media portrayals of Black women and incarceration as well the real-world impact of the narratives told about crime and punishment in the United States.

Featured Music Video – Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah 

Online event: Registration required 





SURJ Bay Area Action Hours

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with others who are feeling rage and deep sadness about racism and white supremacy, but not sure what to do. Join SURJ for an hour of action! We’ll meet over Zoom to provide concrete steps you can take—calling elected officials, signing petitions, etc.—to combat racism against Black & Indigenous people and communities of color.  (Closed captioning will be available in the main room of Action Hour calls.)

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