The week's events
November 8, 2020(2 events)
4:00 pm: One Community, Many Voices Book Discussion #2 led by Kini Sosa
November 8, 2020, 4 pm | Free | Registration Required
Join us for the second of three deeper-dive book discussions around Joshua Jennifer Espinoza's There Should be Flowers.
Upcoming discussion dates: November 8, & 15 from 4 - 5 pm.
A recent Creative Writing graduate from the University of California, Riverside, Kini Sosa is a queer and Latinx-Japanese American poet/visual artist from San Diego, CA. She has previous worked as a Graphic Text Residential Teacher at the UVA Young Writers Workshop and is currently an Academic Coach for at-risk high school students. Her work has been featured in Mosaic, Experiencing Comics, and other publications.
Have you picked up your book? Books available while supplies last. Full list can be found here:
This project was initiated by Inlandia Literary Laureate Rachelle Cruz as part of her 2018-2020 Laureate programming and is made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org.
4:00 pm: One Community, Many Voices: 'There Should Be Flowers' by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza Discussions
4:00 pm: One Community, Many Voices: 'There Should Be Flowers' by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza Discussions
Sundays, November 1, 8, 15 • 4 PM
Free • Reservations required • Go to https://tinyurl.com/OneCommunityBookDiscussions
How to participate in our Community Read:
Get a FREE copy of There Should be Flowers by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza. Reserve a copy at one of our participating public libraries (no library card required) and schedule a pickup. See below for locations and phone numbers.
Read the book and attend one of our Zoom public discussions of There Should be Flowers—Sundays: November 1, 8, 15 • 4–5 PM
About the Author:
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been published in The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, and West Branch, among others. She is the author of I’m Alive / It Hurts / I Love It (Big Lucks 2019), and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (CCM 2016).
It’s not too late to join in and read the book!
How it works:
• Call a participating library to make an appointment to pick up your free book.
Riverside Public Libraries (Curbside Pickup)
Arlanza Library • 951-826-2217 • 8267 Philbin Ave • Riverside, CA 92503
Arlington Library • 951-826-2291 • 9556 Magnolia Ave • Riverside, CA 92503
SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library • 951-826-2120 • 2985 Madison St • Riverside, CA 92504
SPC. Jesus S. Duran Eastside Library • 951-826-2235 • 4033 Chicago Ave #C • Riverside, CA 92507
La Sierra Library • 951-826-2461 • 4600 La Sierra Ave • Riverside, CA 92505
Marcy Library • 951-826-2078 • 6927 Magnolia Ave • Riverside, CA 92506
Orange Terrace Library • 951-826-2184• 20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy • Riverside, CA 92508
Riverside County Libraries (Curbside Pickup)
La Quinta Library • 760-564-4767 • 78275 Calle Tampico • La Quinta, CA 92253
Palm Desert Library • 760-346-6552 • 73-300 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Sun City Library • 951-679-3534 • 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd • Sun City, CA 92586
Louis Robidoux • 951-682-5485 • 5840 Mission Blvd • Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
San Bernardino County Libraries (Counter Pick Up Inside)
Apple Valley Branch Library • 760-2 47-2022 • 14901 Dale Evans Pkwy • Apple Valley, CA 92307
Chino Hills Branch Library • 909-590-5380 • 14020 City Center Dr • Chino Hills, CA 91709
Fontana Lewis Library & Learning Center • 909-574-4500 • 8437 Sierra Ave • Fontana, CA 92335-3892
Hesperia Branch Library • 760-244-4898 • 9650 7th Ave • Hesperia, CA 92345
Highland Branch Library • 909-425-4700 • 7863 Central Ave • Highland, CA 92346-4107
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the NEF. Visit www.calhum.org.
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November 12, 2020(2 events)
6:00 pm: Harada House Story and Civil Rights
Thursday, November 12 • 6 PM
Free • Registration Required
Join us as we collaborate to present a panel discussion and conversation about civil liberties and racial justice in the present moment, framed within the context of the Harada House as a symbol of dignity, perseverance, and social justice. The Museum of Riverside, which is steward for Harada House, is supported by the Harada House Foundation and Inlandia Institute in presenting this free program.
In 1916 in Riverside, Japanese immigrant Jukichi Harada was criminally prosecuted in a racially motivated attempt to deny the Harada family their own home. Panelists will consider what today would parallel this lawsuit and its effort to deprive people in the U.S. of their rights based on race? Questions at the heart of the discussion include “What is democracy? How does it work? Is the concept fixed or fluid? Are we getting better at it? How are our laws enforced? What must happen next?”
Against the backdrop of civil rights victories in Riverside—notably the Harada family’s judicial triumph in 1918—a group of leaders will discuss peaceful paths to effect positive change, share indicators that the system can be improved, and highlight stories of persistence and choosing the greater good. One desired outcome is further recognition that Harada House serves as a symbol and beacon of hope in the continuing struggle for social justice.
Panelists include Jack Clarke (Best, Best & Krieger), Larry Gonzalez (City of Riverside Chief of Police), Kristen Hayashi (Director of Collections Management & Access and Curator at the Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles), and Michelle Magalong University of Maryland and President of the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation). The panel will be moderated by Museum of Riverside Director Robyn G. Peterson.
6:00 pm: Learning from the Harada Story
November 12, 2020 6 pm | Free | Registration Required
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join Inlandia Institute and the Harada House Foundation as we host a conversational discussion about civil liberties and racial justice in the present moment, framed within the context of the Harada House as a symbol of dignity, perseverance, and social justice. Free and open to the public but RSVP required: tinyurl.com/HaradaDiscussion
In Riverside (1916), Jukichi Harada was criminally prosecuted in a racially motivated attempt to deny the Harada family their own home. What today would parallel this lawsuit and its effort to deprive people in the U.S. of their rights based on race?
What is democracy? How does it work? Is the concept fixed or fluid? Are we getting better at it? What must happen next?
Against the backdrop of civil rights victories in Riverside—notably the Harada family’s judicial triumph in 1918—a group of leaders will discuss peaceful paths to effect positive change, share indicators that the system can be improved, and highlight stories of persistence and choosing the greater good.
Panelists to include Jack Clarke, Best, Best & Krieger; Larry Gonzalez, City of Riverside Chief of Police; Kristen Hayashi, Director of Collections Management & Access and Curator at the Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles; and Michelle Magalong, University of Maryland and President of the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation. Moderated by Robyn G. Peterson, Director of the Museum of Riverside.
About the Panelists:
Jack Clarke has been an attorney at the law firm of Best, Best & Krieger LLP for over 30 years. He is engaged in a public agency / litigation practice and has been involved in multiple matters that concern diversity and inclusion in his law practice and within the community.
Kristen Hayashi is a public historian and Director of Collections Management & Access and Curator at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation research examined the return and resettlement of Japanese Americans to post-WWII Los Angeles.
Larry Gonzalez was named City of Riverside Chief of Police in January 2020, and has served the Riverside Police Department for nearly three decades. He has been an instructor at the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy for over 20 years, specializing in Use of Force, Laws of Arrest, Defensive Tactics, and Civil Liability. He holds a B.S. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Michelle Magalong, Ph.D., is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in Historic Preservation at the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland. Her research on social justice, community participation, and historic preservation in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities is drawn from her practitioner work as President of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP). She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
(Moderator) Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D., is Director of the Museum of Riverside. She has 35 years of experience in museum administrative and curatorial work from California to New York, specializing in interdisciplinary programming and the intersection where art, science, cultural heritage, and sustainability meet. Her degrees—from UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison—are in design, art history, and archaeology.
November 13, 2020
November 14, 2020(1 event)
3:00 pm: Poetic Voices: Poems of Hope with Romaine Washington
Saturday, 3pm | November 14, 2020
Meeting ID: 937 8107 6585
To dial in: 16699006833
In this time burdened by pandemic, economic hardship, social isolation, racial injustice, and political strife, poet Romaine Washington shares a voice of hope in the face of struggle.
Open mic session: Bring an original or favorite poem of hope to share.
Romaine Washington, M. Ed. (www.romainewashington.com) is an educator and poet who grew up in San Bernardino. Her poetry has been featured in a variety of anthologies and periodicals, and she has presented her work widely, including in faith-based venues. Her book of poetry, Sirens in Her Belly, "zeroes in on the unique challenges women face in our modern world, and does it with unwavering strength" (Brit Middleton, BET, Editors' Must-Read Books for 2016). She is a fellow of the Inland Area Writing Project at the University of California Riverside and of The Watering Hole (twhpoetry.org).
Sponsored by the Humanities Program of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. For more information, contact the LLU Humanities Program at (909) 558-7478 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.