Obi Kaufmann LIVE with Peninsula Open Space Trust

Tuesday May 26 2020   12:30 PM
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Did you know that there are 150 species of native bees in the Bay Area? Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for a fun chat with artist and writer Obi Kaufmann, as we discuss some of our favorites! This event will be hosted on Facebook.

Register and watch LIVE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/894200981095957/

 

For more information about Peninsula Open State Trust and their online programming, visit their page: https://openspacetrust.org/events/

ONLINE EVENT: Deborah Miranda (Bad Indians) LIVE

Thursday May 28 2020   7:00 PM
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During the Shelter in Place, The Center for Literary Arts of San José is presenting live readings online with poets, writers, and translators, and the local presses who publish them.

Their second event features Deborah A. Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, published by Heyday. Deborah’s reading will be streamed on Facebook Live and Instagram Live on Thursday, May 28 at 7PM.

Deborah A. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation of California, and is also of Chumash and Jewish ancestry. The author of two poetry collections—Indian Cartography, which won the Diane Decorah Award for First Book from the Native Writer’s Circle of the Americas, and The Zen of La Llorona, nominated for the Lambda Literary Award—she also has a collection of essays, The Hidden Stories of Isabel Meadows and Other California Indian Lacunae, forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press. Miranda is an associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University and says reading lists for her students include as many books by “bad Indians” as possible.

Visit Deborah Miranda’s blog, BAD NDNS: http://badndns.blogspot.com/

For details and registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/723187481758092/

POSTPONED: John Tateishi (Redress) at Pegasus Books – Downtown Berkeley

Thursday May 28 2020   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books - Downtown Berkeley  2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Join John Tateishi as he discusses his book, Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations at at Pegasus Books – Downtown Berkeley.

This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League’s fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Author John Tateishi, himself the leader of the JACL Redress Committee for many years, is first to admit that the task was herculean in scale. The campaign was seeking an unprecedented admission of wrongdoing from Congress. It depended on a unified effort but began with an acutely divided community: for many, the shame of “camp” was so deep that they could not even speak of it; money was a taboo subject; the question of the value of liberty was insulting. Besides internal discord, the American public was largely unaware that there had been concentration camps on US soil, and Tateishi knew that concessions from Congress would only come with mass education about the government’s civil rights violations. Beyond the backroom politicking and verbal fisticuffs that make this book a swashbuckling read, Redress is the story of a community reckoning with what it means to be both culturally Japanese and American citizens; how to restore honor; and what duty it has to protect such harms from happening again. This book has powerful implications as the idea of reparations shapes our national conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be followed by a book signing.

POSTPONED: Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at Auburn Rotary

Tuesday Jun 02 2020   12:00 PM
Elks Lodge  195 Pine St., Auburn, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Auburn Rotary Club.

Hellacious California! tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Open to Auburn Rotary members only. https://auburncarotary.com/

POSTPONED: John Tateishi (Redress) at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

Saturday Jun 06 2020   1:00 PM
JAMsj  535 N. Fifth St, San Jose, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Join John Tateishi as he discusses his book, Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj).

This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League’s fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Author John Tateishi, himself the leader of the JACL Redress Committee for many years, is first to admit that the task was herculean in scale. The campaign was seeking an unprecedented admission of wrongdoing from Congress. It depended on a unified effort but began with an acutely divided community: for many, the shame of “camp” was so deep that they could not even speak of it; money was a taboo subject; the question of the value of liberty was insulting. Besides internal discord, the American public was largely unaware that there had been concentration camps on US soil, and Tateishi knew that concessions from Congress would only come with mass education about the government’s civil rights violations. Beyond the backroom politicking and verbal fisticuffs that make this book a swashbuckling read, Redress is the story of a community reckoning with what it means to be both culturally Japanese and American citizens; how to restore honor; and what duty it has to protect such harms from happening again. This book has powerful implications as the idea of reparations shapes our national conversation.

See JAMsj’s Calendar for more information.

 

POSTPONED: Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at The Book Seller in Grass Valley

Friday Jun 12 2020   6:00 PM
The Book Seller  107 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will sign copies of his book for The Book Seller in Grass Valley.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Open to the public. For more information, visit The Book Seller website at www.thebookseller.biz/welcome

 

 

LAUNCH PARTY! John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren (How To Teach Nature Journaling) at Heyday’s Offices

Sunday Jun 14 2020   2:00 PM
Heyday Offices  1808 San Pablo Ave. Suite A, Berkeley, CA  map

Join us to celebrate the publication of John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren’s book, How To Teach Nature Journaling, at the Heyday offices in Berkeley! This is an open-house event. Feel free to drop in any time between 2 PM—5 PM for refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the authors.

Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. In their workshops Laws and Lygren are often asked the how-tos of teaching nature journaling: how to manage student groups in the outdoors, teach drawing skills (especially from those who profess to have none), connect journaling to educational standards, and incorporate journaling into longer lessons. This book puts together curriculum plans, advice, and in-the-field experience so that educators of all stripes can leap into journaling with their students. The approaches are designed to work in a range of ecosystems and settings, and are suitable for classroom teachers, outdoor educators, camp counselors, and homeschooling parents. Full-color illustrations and sample journal pages from notable naturalists show how to put each lesson into practice. Field-tested by over a hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards–and, just as important, it will show kids and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.

POSTPONED: Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Tuesday Jun 16 2020   6:00 PM
El Dorado County Library--South Lake Tahoe Branch  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library at the South Lake Tahoe Branch of the El Dorado County Library.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.eldoradolibrary.org/

POSTPONED: John Tateishi (Redress) at Book Passage – San Francisco Ferry Building

Wednesday Jun 17 2020   6:00 PM
Book Passage - San Francisco Ferry Building  One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Join John Tateishi as he discusses his book, Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations at at Book Passage – San Francisco Ferry Building.

This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League’s fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Author John Tateishi, himself the leader of the JACL Redress Committee for many years, is first to admit that the task was herculean in scale. The campaign was seeking an unprecedented admission of wrongdoing from Congress. It depended on a unified effort but began with an acutely divided community: for many, the shame of “camp” was so deep that they could not even speak of it; money was a taboo subject; the question of the value of liberty was insulting. Besides internal discord, the American public was largely unaware that there had been concentration camps on US soil, and Tateishi knew that concessions from Congress would only come with mass education about the government’s civil rights violations. Beyond the backroom politicking and verbal fisticuffs that make this book a swashbuckling read, Redress is the story of a community reckoning with what it means to be both culturally Japanese and American citizens; how to restore honor; and what duty it has to protect such harms from happening again. This book has powerful implications as the idea of reparations shapes our national conversation.

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren (How To Teach Nature Journaling) at The Foster in Palo Alto

Saturday Jul 11 2020   7:00 PM
The Foster  940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA  map

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren present their rigorously tested, beautifully illustrated guide, How To Teach Nature Journaling at The Foster in Palo Alto on Saturday, July 11 at 7 PM.

Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. In their workshops Laws and Lygren are often asked the how-tos of teaching nature journaling: how to manage student groups in the outdoors, teach drawing skills (especially from those who profess to have none), connect journaling to educational standards, and incorporate journaling into longer lessons. This book puts together curriculum plans, advice, and in-the-field experience so that educators of all stripes can leap into journaling with their students. The approaches are designed to work in a range of ecosystems and settings, and are suitable for classroom teachers, outdoor educators, camp counselors, and homeschooling parents.Full-color illustrations and sample journal pages from notable naturalists show how to put each lesson into practice. Field-tested by over a hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards—and, just as important, it will show kids and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.

For more information and registration, visit The Foster’s events page.

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) in Nevada City

Thursday Jul 16 2020   7:00 PM
The Sierra Presbyterian Church  175 Ridge Road, Nevada City , CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will sign copies of his book for the Nevada County Historical Society in Nevada City.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.nevadacountyhistory.org/

POSTPONED: Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the California State Library, Sacramento

Thursday Jul 23 2020   6:00 PM
California State Library, Room 500, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building  914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  map

NOTE: This event has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for “A Night at the State Library” at the California State Library, Sacramento.

In 1855 an ex-miner lamented that nineteenth-century California “can and does furnish the best bad things,” including “purer liquors…finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier courtezans [sic]” than anywhere else in America. Lured by boons of gold and other exploitable resources, California’s settler population mushroomed under Mexican and early American control, and this period of rapid transformation gave rise to a freewheeling culture best epitomized by its entertainments. Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Doors open at 5 PM. Program at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited.  Online reservation is required to obtain a ticket.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the California State Library at www.library.ca.gov

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren (How to Teach Nature Journaling) at Book Passage Corte Madera

Sunday Aug 16 2020   4:00 PM
Book Passage Corte Madera  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA  map

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren present their rigorously tested, beautifully illustrated guide, How To Teach Nature Journaling. This event will be introduced by Amy Tan, who also wrote the foreword to this book.

Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. In their workshops Laws and Lygren are often asked the how-tos of teaching nature journaling: how to manage student groups in the outdoors, teach drawing skills (especially from those who profess to have none), connect journaling to educational standards, and incorporate journaling into longer lessons. This book puts together curriculum plans, advice, and in-the-field experience so that educators of all stripes can leap into journaling with their students. The approaches are designed to work in a range of ecosystems and settings, and are suitable for classroom teachers, outdoor educators, camp counselors, and homeschooling parents.Full-color illustrations and sample journal pages from notable naturalists show how to put each lesson into practice. Field-tested by over a hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards—and, just as important, it will show kids and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.