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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


Bad Feminist: Essays

Author: Roxanne Gay


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson


Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age

Author: Mae Elise Cannon


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

Author: Allissa V Richardson


On Connection

Author: Kae Tempest


Human Flow

Author: Ai, Weiwei, et. al.


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

Author: Alicia Garza


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

Author: Maria Hinojosa


The Things We Cannot Say

Author: Kelly Rimmer



Surviving the Forest

Author: Adiva Geffen



Author: Elie Wiesel


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

Author: Anneliese A Singh; Machelle Williams


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

Author: Mariame Kaba


Secrets of the Casa Rosada

Author: Alex Tremblador


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

Author: Cecilia Aragon


A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

Author: Sergio Troncoso


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Author: Carol Anderson



Author: Glennon Doyle


Black Boy Out of Time

Author: Hari Ziyad


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


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


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


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


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


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







Contact Us

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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By Design: The History of Oppression on Long Island.
The By Design docuseries focuses on historical events that have shaped Long Island.