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Author Cecile Pineda reads from her forthcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will be introduced by Professor Marcial Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Dept. of English and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification. Reading is followed by a robust discussion with the audience and book signings.
Celebrate Banned Books Week with wizarding fun for the whole family. We will show a movie based on one of the most banned books of the last decade (can you guess what it is?) while you have snacks, make crafts and celebrate intellectual freedom. Suitable for adults, teens & children comfortable with PG rated films. For more information call the branch at (510) 981-6260.
Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the International House at U.C. Berkeley, presents a fascinating and enlightening talk that spans his more than thirty years of experience in leadership, both at the International House and abroad. Bringing with him a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, he explores the deeper cultural messages that typically escape people due to their prejudices, be they conscious or unconscious. Lurie reveals how cultural filters distort perceptions of others in the worlds of immigration, diplomacy, and business.