Equity Through Art Series

As part of our 2021-2022 Equity Through Art series in partnership with the County of San Mateo Chief Equity Officer, these library programs will highlight the complex relationship Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) have had living and trying to thrive in San Mateo County.

Looking back at the history of San Mateo County from the lens of communities of color facing the inequities today is not just important, but necessary to chart a path towards equity.

As we, in San Mateo County, reckon with the issue of racial equity, it’s critical to understand the history that got us to where we are today. This series takes you on a journey from today’s pain in Silicon Valley into the history of some of our people of color, to culminate in a vision for the future of BIPOC in San Mateo County. Communities will share their stories and experiences through the lens of art.

This series will begin in October with two programs highlighting Anti-Asian American discrimination. Learn more and register here. Or, get further engaged by checking out our Asian American and Pacific Islander Reading lists.

Stay tuned on future events still being finalized including:

  • Ramaytush Ohlone in San Mateo County
  • Latinx Farmworker Experiences on the Coastside
  • Black Experiences in San Mateo County

…and more.

If you missed our spring Equity Author Talk series, visit it here. You can also view our impactful Seeing Silicon Valley, opens a new window program hosted by our County’s very own Chief Equity Officer on our YouTube channel.

Looking for more content? Our staff has created book lists for all ages to learn about Racism and Social Justice.

Children’s Book Lists

Teen Book Lists

Adult Book Lists

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