11:00 am -Author Talk with Q&A at Central Santa Rosa Library
2:00 pm - Author Talk & Book Signing at Andy's Unity Park -3399 Moorland Avenue, Santa Rosa 95407
Bestselling author Julissa Arce will talk about her new book "You Sound Like a White Girl" which explores timely topics including immigration and assimilation. Her book questions what it means to belong in America and celebrates the differences of each individual and their unique background. Don't miss this riveting conversation!
Julissa Arce is a social justice advocate, speaker, and author of the memoirs, My (Underground) American Dream, and Someone Like Me. She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Woman of 2017 and 2022, and Woman of the Year by the City of Los Angeles in 2019. She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights, and education equality, and is the co-founder of the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF), a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students in New York City, regardless of their ethnicity, national original or immigration status. Julissa also serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center.
Advance Registration Required
If the room meets maximum capacity, we will admit entrance on a first come first serve basis. If there is registration associated with the event, we will go off the registration list and hold the spot for 10 minutes before admitting walk-ins.