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Words to Act On

After the election, Bookshop Santa Cruz pledged to serve as a community gathering place and resource to address some of the issues that may come under threat in our new political environment. As part of this Words to Act On program, we have established three local nonprofit partners that we will be working with over the next year- Ecology Action, Planned Parenthood and the Community Action Board Immigration Project.  Each nonprofit is leading efforts to serve this community in the areas of climate change, women’s health and immigration respectively.  Every three months, Bookshop Santa Cruz will highlight one of these organizations and ask our customers to embark upon a journey of education, empathy and action related to the important issues these organizations are addressing each and every day. We will alert you to important steps you can take locally to make a difference, share reading lists about the issues, plan community reads and discussions for kids and adults, help to fund raise for the organizations and plan a day of action to make discernible steps to support the mission of each organization. Together as a community we can ensure that we are focusing on the issues that matter in a time that matters.


Partnership, Spring 2017. Read more.


Partnership, Summer 2017. Read more.


Partnership, Fall 2017. Read more.



Live Reading: George Orwell's 1984



Don't Give Up Read Up!

Books Depicting the Experience of Immigrants and Refugees

What to Read After 1984

President Barack Obama's Recommended Reading List


Reflection & Action: A letter from the owner of Bookshop Santa Cruz


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