In winter and spring of 2021, Plymouth’s Immigrant Welcoming Working Group (IWWG) and Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) offered Intersection, a multi-media book club that included podcasts, documentaries, and articles as well as books. The goal was to learn about racial justice and immigration issues from a historic and current perspective and explore the junctions.
Intersection will return in 2022 with Plymouth’s Climate and Environmental Justice Team joining IWWG and RJI to offer new materials that explore issues unique to each group as well as those that overlap. Intersection will be offered on the 2nd Monday of each month, January through June, 2022, from 5:00-6:30 over zoom. Sessions will provide opportunities to discuss the prework as well as share learnings/reflections.
- When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors & Asha Bandele – a deeply moving and visceral story about the personal history of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. The selected chapters serve as an overview of Wilkerson’s concept of caste and how it emerged in America.
- Silent Sacrifice. A PBS documentary film based on the experience of Japanese Americans before, during and after WWII.
- Bayou Sutra – Orion Magazine.
- Immigration Nation. A moving Netflix documentary about immigrants in the U.S.
- Westminster Town Hall Forum presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas about life in America as an undocumented immigrant.
- As She Rises. We’ve selected 4 episodes of this podcast which focuses on a specific area of the U.S. that is feeling effects of climate change.
- Bangladesh: A Climate Trap. Video about Bangladesh climate change refugees who are forced to move to the slums in Dhaka due to environmental degradation.
- Inequity at the Boiling Point. New York Times article.
- Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050. New York Times article.
Please register at the link below. Feel free to contact Nancy Siska with any questions.