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Exploring Diversity Book Club

Our next book is Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis. This memoir offers a poetic series of stand-alone scenes and reflections based on memories of his Mexican-American childhood in El Paso, including his parents’ migration to the United States from Mexico and his first encounter with racism. This book has been called one of the Best Books of Fall 2018 by Buzzfeed & The Millions. One reviewer says, “The experience of reading his tightly contained memories in succession is a bit like drawing old coins up from a wishing well. Filtered through veils of distance and time, these scenes and reflections are wonderful and weird flashes of childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.”

Join us for our discussion of Retablos on Thursday, January 24 at 1:30 pm in the Library. The paperback is available new, used, or Kindle/Nook book. For more information, contact Jane Malin.


Blood Drive

One gift that is always needed is blood donations.  During the upcoming holidays think of those with medical needs and consider giving blood. Our next visit from the Gulf Coast Regional Bloodmobile here at BAUUC will be on Sunday February 10 just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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