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WERE YOU THERE? Over 75 guests gathered together on October 30, 2012 for the UC Davis 2012-2013 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) Community Book Discussion based on the book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson presented in partnership by the UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations and the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation. Several distinguished leaders and educators in the local community of Sacramento led the panel on “A Conversation on the Migration and Prosperity of African-Americans in Sacramento”. CLICK HERE, to download the brochure program that includes the panel speakers and their bios. All of the speakers shared their personal testimonies as well as their experience in how the book had an impact on them and their family’s life. Each panelist provided the audience with insight and how they related to the main characters in the book as well as enlightened us on the details of what the “Great Migration” meant and did for Black people.

CLICK HERE to see photos from the Community Book Discussion. For more events under the 2012-2013 Campus Community Book Project, go to  Isabel Wilkerson will be at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis for the Author’s Talk – The Warmth of Other Suns. CLICK HERE for more info or call (530) 754-2787.

“I, learned a great from reading this book, Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Greatest Migration,  in the last 45 days and I’m not a big fan of reading long books especially when it’s over 500 pages (I am more of a scanner and browser of magazines, etc.). However, I was encouraged to read this book and I’m so glad that I forced myself to read as it became easy and an anxious task for me to complete the book. It was really intense but yet exciting to read with detailed descriptions with some parts being so relevant to the stories my grandmother used to tell me about how her father had her picking cotton back in Arkansas for 8-10 hours with her brothers and sisters. And, how she decided to leave when she was 15 and make the trip to California for a better life (I pay a large tribute to her for drilling me on how VIP it is to be a hard worker, DON’T BE LAZY, be responsible, go to school and get your education, don’t be a burden to others, SAVE A DOLLAR she would always say, pay your bills on time, own your own home, keep your car clean, be thankful, take care of what you have and don’t be wasteful, treat people with respect, and be helpful to others).” Pleshette Robertson, Founder of Editor of THE HUB Magazine
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