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United Against Hate Week is an initiative that started in 2017 to combat hate and racial injustice within our communities. For 2023, United Against Hate Week is celebrated November 12 – November 18. In celebration of United Against Hate Week, all are invited to meet authors of books that celebrate diversity and belonging.

Christine Day: Christine Day is a citizen of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. Her first novel, I Can Make This Promise, was a best book of the year from NPR, as well as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book, and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Her second novel, The Sea in Winter, was a Top 10 Indie Kids’ Next selection, a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Book Award, and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Her newest book, We Still Belong, assures readers that even with all the very real problems they may face, they are worthy, their voices matter—and they belong. Christine lives with her family in the rainy and resplendent Pacific Northwest.

Ali Kamanda: Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Black Boy, Black Boy was written to inspire Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history. From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Sam Cooke, inventor Elijah McCoy and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. Watch the event recording available through December 15

Savala Nolan: Savala Nolan is the author of Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender and the Body. She and her writing have been featured in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Harper’s Magazine, Time, NPR, Forbes and more. She is a regular keynote speaker and panelist on social justice issues including implicit bias, structural racism, understanding Whiteness, and the importance of social justice work for all lawyers.

Anyone is welcome to join this event. Please click the link below to join the webinar on Wednesday,November 15 at 7:00 PM.

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Passcode: 159491