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PEN Out Loud: Julissa Arce and Aida Rodriguez in Conversation

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bestselling author and co-founder of the Ascend Educational Fund Julissa Arce joins launches her new book You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation. Reflecting on the words in the book’s title, an accusation she heard growing up, Arce “interweaves her own experiences with cultural commentary” to critique the values of assimilation, and to offer a new perspective that “belonging only comes through celebrating yourself, your history, your culture, and everything that makes you uniquely you.” Arce will be in conversation with comedian, writer, and producer Aida Rodriguez.

This event will also be available for livestream via YouTube.

This program is presented in partnership with PEN Out Loud, Scripps Presents, and the Huntley Bookstore.