Since September 11th, 2001, the MWP Social Action Book Group has focused on books about the experiences of immigrant populations and the issues that have brought them to this country and our community. All the books teach us about the strengths and resilience of people in other cultures. The book group meets four times a year on the second or fourth Saturday of the month in March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3pm. Please check the calendar for exact dates.
If you are interested in more information or would like to be on the book club mailing list, please contact Jane Whiteside at [email protected].
March Book Discussion
Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:30-3:00 PM
Book: “Sweet Bamboo: A Memoir of a Chinese American Family” by Louise Leung Larson & Jane Leung Larson, “is the vivid and absorbing memoir of a Chinese American family who lived in Los Angeles since the first years of the twentieth century. Lovingly recounted by the second daughter, who went on to become the first Asian American reporter for a major American newspaper, this account illuminates the many changes that occurred in the family as members increasingly became integrated into American society. While much of the attention given to Chinese immigrants has focused on the struggles of working class people, this book sheds new light on a different kind of immigrant experience—that of privileged Chinese parents and their children living in relative affluence in a predominantly white neighborhood.”
Location: Pinnacle Behavioral Healthcare LLC, 7250 France Avenue, Edina, MN 55435: Level A Conference Room (on parking garage level)
FFI: Jane Whiteside at [email protected]