September 20, 2017: National Steinbeck Center, The Big Read
Time & Place: 6:00-7:00 PM, National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
Authors will sell and sign books and you will have an opportunity to meet Ann and Caroline.
3csn and the California Community College
Northern California Equity Institute
Equity, Solidarity and Healing in a New Era
March 10-11, 2017
Gillmor Center, Room 103
What happens when the lines blur between community work and work inside institutions of higher education? Come to this session to learn from Ann Jealous and Caroline Haskell, authors of Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism, JT Mason, founder of White for Racial Equity, and Anita Crawley, CCC Online Education Initiative about how everyone benefits when folks from different sectors work together.
CVWC member and psychotherapist Caroline T. Haskell has teamed up with fellow therapist Ann Todd Jealous to create an anthology about racial issues and the effect on the psyche of white people. This treatise discusses the very issues brought about by the ideology of early white ancestors and the damage it has wrought over the years.
It will be especially inspiring to teachers, social activists, community groups, therapists, clergy and members of the counseling profession, says Caroline. Both women have worked in the mental health field for decades. They have combined the writings and stories of authors, many of whom have never spoken of these highly charged issues.
“This book explores the impact of racism on the lives of white children, men and women,” Caroline says. “We feel it could make a significant contribution to the literature of anti-oppression.” Her partner, Ann Jealous, is a former marriage and family therapist who has played a pivotal role in civil rights support. Ann’s son Benjamin Todd Jealous is the president and CEO of the NAACP.
Both authors live in Pacific Grove.
Combined Destinies is available through Potomac Books, at www.potomacbooksinc.com.
Ann and Caroline spoke at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay on November 13, 2012.
Combined Destinies was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal as one of three great books to read for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Benjamin Todd Jealous writes: ” ‘Combined Destinies’ is a worthy read for teachers, students, counselors, and anyone interested in healing our nation’s oldest wounds.”
Read the full story here.