United Against Hate Week (Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020) is a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
As the dangers of hate, racism, and bigotry grow more apparent every day, the need for local action to counter hate is urgent. Our City Council and Burlingame's United Against Hate (UAH) Committee invite you to join us for a week of civic action to stop hate and build inclusion.
To learn more about the Bay Area initiative, check out https://unitedagainsthateweek.org/
Print your own poster and hang it in your home or business window today:
Building Community Through Art
The library has always been a common space for the community to connect and share. We invite you to share your feelings, hopes, and concerns through a community art project. Submissions must be 8.5”x11” or smaller.
- Create an 8.5" X 11" or smaller art piece and send it to the Burlingame Public Library by December 15th
- You can drop it in the envelope located at the Burlingame Main Library's Curbside Pickup table.
- OR mail it to UAH ART, Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame CA 94010
- OR email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
(This artwork becomes the property of the Burlingame Library and we reserve the right to use it on our website or in marketing photos.)
Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00PM
A Conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims About Who We Are and Who We Want To Be
If you missed the event, a recording is now available:
Books mentioned during the event are included on our UAH Booklist.
Julie Lythcott Haims: WRITER. SPEAKER. HUMAN.
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, will be out in April 2021.
Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their young adults, and her mother.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 6:00-8:00PM
Movie Discussion: MCFARLAND USA
Join us for a United Against Hate Week Movie Screening and Discussion. Watch the movie up to a week before the discussion on Wednesday December 2nd. Teen leaders from the Parks and Rec Youth Advisory Committee and from the Burlingame Library’s Teen Advisory Board will lead the discussions on Zoom.
Thursdays, December 3rd and 10th, 6:30-8:00PM
Discuss and Learn: The 1619 Project
Join us for two discussions about The New York Times’ 1619 Project, which examines the origins and legacy of slavery in America.
or call (650) 558-7400 for more details
For Adults + Teens
Pre-listen to Podcast Episode 1: The Fight for a True Democracy
“The Idea of America” by Nikole Hannah-Jones (pages 14-26)
“Chained Migration” by Tiya Miles (page 22)
Pre-listen to Podcast Episode 3: The Birth of America Music
Read: “Medical Inequality” by Linda Villarosa (pages 56-57) : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XWejVi9Ezec67Vp3DW3Fw0L4ZgfR9I4Q/view?usp=sharing
Read: “American Popular Music” by Wesley Morris (pages 60-67): https://drive.google.com/file/d/12K8fzyHBTV7E9gLdECCSHGa03ZiLm_pn/view?usp=sharing
Saturday, December 5th, 10-11:30AM
Anti-Bias Storytime & Parenting Discussion
Featuring Burlingame Teacher Natalie Delahunt, M.Ed.
Join online via Zoom:
Webinar ID: 864 7642 4866
Library Equity Work
Learn more about our Library Equity Work, including more suggested resources & booklists: https://www.burlingame.org/library/explore/library_equity_work.php