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Subject :

San Leandro Hosts Dr. Paul Ortiz, author of “An African American and Latinx History of the United States,” Book Talk and Signin
Contact : Patricia Mallari    510-577-3975

SAN LEANDRO, CA: The San Leandro Public Library invites the community to engage in a book talk and signing with University of Florida Professor, Paul Ortiz. The author of An African American and Latinx History of the United States, Ortiz is a graduate of San Leandro High School and his non-fictional work is a recipient of the 2018 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award. This free literary event includes a question and answer session as well as light refreshments for attendees.

WHAT:          Book Talk and Signing with Paul Ortiz

WHEN:          Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:       San Leandro Main Library

                        300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

An African American and Latinx History of the United States (2018) was published by Beacon Press and is part of Beacon’s ReVisioning American History. Spanning more than two hundred years, it is an intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights. The accessible narrative history argues that Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa were integral to the development of democracy in the United States.

From this grassroots perspective, ordinary people sought to build bridges of solidarity between the nations—not walls. Incisive and timely, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a bottom-up history told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx people and reveals the ways people addressed issues of the  racism and class inequality.

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