Silicon Valley Reads

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Appearances, Something About America | 0 comments

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Honored to join Silicon Valley Reads as part of their “Homeland & Home: The Immigrant Experience” program.  Join us…

Thur, Feb 19, 4 p.m.
Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose
408-813-8777

Author Maria Testa will talk about her book for teens, Something About America, and her experience living in a community in Maine that has become a major refugee center for immigrants from around the world.

Thur, Feb 19 , 7 p.m.
Los Altos Library. Los Altos
650-948-7683

Author Maria Testa will talk about her book for teens, Something About America, and her experience living in a community in Maine that has become a major refugee center for immigrants from around the world.

Sat, Feb 21, 1-3 p.m.
India Community Center, Milpitas
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Living in a “Welcoming Community” Author Maria Testa will talk about her book, Something About America, and describe how she helped to organize the “I’m Your Neighbor” program in Portland, Maine that used stories to build understanding among residents of a city that has become a popular settlement site for refuges from the Sudan and other countries of Western Africa. A panel discussion about “the unknown Americans” follows her talk. Panelists include: Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, Executive Director of LUNA; Michele Bolton, Ph.D., Founding Partner of ExecutivEdge of Silicon Valley; and Kalpana V. Peddibhotla, Principal Attorney, Peddibhotia Law Firm. Co-sponsored by Indian Business & Professional Women and hosted by India Community Center.

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