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Recommended Reading

The following is a list of best-sellers and award-winning reading materials for your leisure.

Check back periodically for updated lists

 

The Girl Who Fell from The Sky

Author: Heidi W. Durrow

2011

 

Bad Feminist: Essays

Author: Roxanne Gay

2017

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson

2014

 

Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age

Author: Mae Elise Cannon

2020

 

Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

Author: Allissa V Richardson

2020

 

On Connection

Author: Kae Tempest

2020

 

Human Flow

Author: Ai, Weiwei, et. al.

2018

 

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

Author: Alicia Garza

2020

 

Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

Author: Maria Hinojosa

2020

 

The Things We Cannot Say

Author: Kelly Rimmer

2019

 

 

Surviving the Forest

Author: Adiva Geffen

2019

 

Night

Author: Elie Wiesel

2006

 

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage in Collective Healing

Author: Anneliese A Singh; Machelle Williams

2021

 

We Do This ‘til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

Author: Mariame Kaba

2021

 

Secrets of the Casa Rosada

Author: Alex Tremblador

2018

 

Flying Free: My Victory Over Fear to Become the First Latina Pilot on the US Aerobatic Team

Author: Cecilia Aragon

2020

 

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

Author: Sergio Troncoso

2019

 

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Author: Carol Anderson

2020

 

Untamed

Author: Glennon Doyle

2020

 

Black Boy Out of Time

Author: Hari Ziyad

2021

 

Community Organizations

The following is a list of organizations that serve the community of Long Island and the greater region as a resource for issues and educational opportunities on the topic of social justice. This listing is updated periodically.\

Suffolk County Human Rights Commission

Mission Statement:

The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission's mission is to work toward the elimination of bias and discrimination. Our services also include providing speakers to community groups and businesses to explain the law and assist in the prevention of complaints.

Main Location Contact Info:

Lee Dennison Building

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy

Third Floor

Hauppauge, NY 11788

P: (631) 853-5480

 

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Mission:

The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach while promoting resistance to prejudice and advocating respect for every human being.

Contact info:

100 Crescent Beach Road

Glen Cove, NY 11542

P: (516) 571-8040

 

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Mission:

The Suffolk Cooperative Library System exists to help local public libraries provide the best in traditional and innovative public library service to all the people of Suffolk County.

Contact info:

627 Sunrise Highway

Bellport, NY 11713

P: (631) 286-1600

 

The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights

Mission:

The Olga Lengyel Institute was established to educate teachers in the United States and other parts of the world about human rights and social justice through the lens of the Holocaust and other genocides so that such atrocities may never again take place.

Contact info:

58 East 79 Street

New York, NY 10075

P: (212) 249-5384

 

New York Civil Liberties Union

Mission:

The NYCLU mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality, and due process of law for all New Yorkers.

Contact info:

125 Broad Street

New York, NY 10004

P: (212) 607-3300

 

LGBT Network

Mission:

The LGBT Network is an association of non-profit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island. The mission is to celebrate and take pride in LGBT identities, care for individuals and groups in need, educate the public about those individuals and groups, address health disparities, build community, and empower all Long Islanders. The Center particularly works to help those most underserved through addressing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

Contact info:

Suffolk Center

125 Kennedy Drive

Suite 100

Hauppauge, NY 11788

P: (631)665-2300

 

Urban League of Long Island

The mission of the Urban League Movement is to empower African Americans and other disenfranchised individuals to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

Contact info:

Digital Ballpark

110 Terminal Drive

Plainview, NY 11803

P: (516) 900-1374

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding

Ammerman Campus
Huntington Library 102
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784
(631) 451-4117
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