5:30 PM17:30

Lisa Congdon in conversation with Betty Reid Soskin: "A Glorious Freedom"

Bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon's book, A Glorious Freedom, explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms.

Lisa Congdon will interview Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, a former member of the California Legislature, an artist, and a civil rights activist.

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7:30 PM19:30

"Menbe's Way"

Ethiopean-born restaurant owner Menbere Aklilu will talk about her life and her support for the Richmond community.

Please join Cafe Society in supporting Menbe's work. We will gratefully collect donations for her annual "Day of Giving Thanks", a Thanksgiving meal for Those in Need at her world-famous Salute e Vita Ristarante on the Richmond Marina.

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7:30 PM19:30

Author Dana Johnson in conversation with Novelist Victoria Patterson

Dana Johnson will join author Victoria Patterson for a conversation on "Race, Class, Gender and the Need to Represent!"

Praise for Johnson's collection of short stories, In the Not Quite Dark
“This is essential reading for Angelenos, Californians, and anyone interested in masterly, morally engaged storytelling.”
Publishers Weekly

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