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Vroman’s Local Author Day featuring Jane Olson, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, and Bob Gossom

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Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin presents Chicana On Fire: Ignited by the 1970’s East L.A. Chicano Protest Movement

With threads of poems and other literary pieces about her Yaqui and Mestizaje heritage, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin weaves a rich tapestry of her many-layered existence living as a Xicana in this country. Her activist background and her life in Aztlán now called the United States southwest gives her poetry a sensibility, a voice for Mexicans and Chicanos who experience life and struggles on both sides of the border. –Kate Maruyama, MFA, Affiliate Faculty in Creative Writing, Antioch University. Author, Solstice. –Alma Luz Villanueva, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Author, Gracias Aparicio-Chamberlin is truly a Chicana on fire. Her poetry captures and communicates both the oppression we face and the individual, family, and community strengths we have developed to survive and surpass those obstacles.

Jane Olson presents World Citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian

These stories are about light and hope in the midst of unimaginable human suffering in war zones and places of extreme poverty around the world. Important lessons from a childhood in rural western Iowa are woven throughout, as are examples of human strength and resiliency. Each chapter can be read as a complete experience. Intimate details recorded by the author in journals and on film take the reader on memorable journeys with international human rights and humanitarian organizations. Despite being plunged into war zones, crowded refugee camps, and some of the poorest and most disease-affected places on the planet, we learn the life-saving impact of humanitarian intervention, the healing power of community, the importance of justice, and the truth that one caring person can indeed make a difference. To be a World Citizen is to embrace and champion the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, knowing that all lives are valuable and equally deserving of protection and support.


Bob Gossom presents The Human Equation

The LA poet Bob Gossom is known for his distinctive poetry and love of music, movies, books, hiking, body surfing, and tap dancing. His new works are avidly anticipated by a small band of fanatic and loyal followers. His stage production "Versified" premiered January, 2020, at the Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Known for his dramatic staged readings, we’ve excited to have him on our Vroman’s “stage.”
His new book spans 50 years of observations on where we each factor in “The Human Equation.”

Event date: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Chicana On Fire: Ignited by the 1970's East L.A. Chicano Protest Movement By Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985769609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin - May 11th, 2022
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World Citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian By Jane Olson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781513695693
Published: Independent - July 1st, 2022

The Human Equation By Bob Gossom Cover Image
ISBN: 9798985590401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plain Speaking Press LLC - January 1st, 2022
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