The Family Reading Celebration is a special feature for kids during OACC’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Join us for storytime with Suzanne Lo and Sine Hwang Jensen (librarian at UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library), “Go! Mandarin” music, shadow-puppet making and show, and 75 free books for participating children (select from nearly 30 titles about Asian culture or Lunar New Year curated by Eastwind Books of Berkeley, which will have books for all ages available for sale as well).
Registration: $20 Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm With Professor Ronald Y. Nakasone, a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, with over 150 scholarly works on Buddhist thought, ethics, and aesthetics. Click here to register or for more info
In her first work of literary nonfiction, HAPA TALES AND OTHER LIES, Sharon H. Chang explores her Asian American and Mixed Race identity through the prism of returning to Hawaii as a tourist. But what begins as a journey to discover herself turns into much more as she learns the true history of the islands, Hawaii’s Indigenous children, and the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement.
Please join author Sharon H. Chang for a special Oakland Chinatown event celebrating her new memoir, co-hosted by EastwindBooks Berkeley. The evening will include reading and discussion with Sharon and NoCal writers Asha Sudra, Wei Ming Dariotis, Nia McAllister and Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd.