Silicon Valley Reads 2020 Kick-Off Special Event

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Women - Making It Happen

Thursday, January 23, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Visual & Performing Arts Center
De Anza College

Author Julian Guthrie will be joined for a panel discussion with the four extraordinary women who are the “Alpha Girls” – Mary Jane Elmore, Theresia Gouw, Sonja Hoel Perkins, Magdalena Yesil -- moderated by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro. Presented with Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley and De Anza College.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. No tickets or reservations required. First come, first seated. The adjacent Euphrat Museum of Art will be open 6:30-7:30 p.m. and remain open during the book signing for free viewing of the exhibit “Women Pathmakers.” The campus bookstore will sell books before and after the program, and the author and Alpha Girls will sign books after the program. Free parking in Lot A beginning at 5 p.m. See campus map.

Silicon Valley Reads 2020 Calendar of Events

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Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community engagement program presented by Santa Clara County Library District, San José Public Library and Santa Clara County Office of Education.  Follow Silicon Valley Reads on Facebook and Twitter and watch for more details on the website