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DHS DISTRICT 5 July Diversity Book Club
July 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
I Love Yous are for White People- A Memoir by Lac Su
As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father’s head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac’s search for love and acceptance amid poverty—not to mention the psychological turmoil created by a harsh and unrelenting father—turned his young life into a comedy of errors and led him to a dangerous gang experience that threatened to tear his life apart.
Heart-wrenching, irreverent, and ultimately uplifting, I Love Yous Are for White People is memoir at its most affecting, depicting the struggles that countless individuals have faced in their quest to belong and that even more have endured in pursuit of a father’s fleeting affection.
Published May 12th 2009 by Harper Perennial
Tuesday, July 12th 2016 6-8 p.m.
At Café Yumm- 1801 Willamette Street, Eugene
*Everyone is welcome to join us!! (On our own time, at our own risk)
Please RSVP to Terra Ralph at TERRA.L.RALPH@dhsoha.state.or.us if you plan to attend