Season of Nonviolence: "Underground American Dream"

, 1/7/2018 from 10 a.m. to 1/31/2018 at 12 a.m.

Various locations

Community Book Conversations: “My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive,” by Julissa Arce.

Together with other community organizations, COCC and Building Common Ground will again organize several community book conversations on “My (Underground) American Dream,” by Julissa Arce. The book explores the polarizing question—for an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? The conversations will span a period of four weeks at a variety of meeting places and groups. These book studies will be powerful explorations on the topic of immigration.

Book Conversation Groups

All Peoples United Church of Christ
Sundays, Jan. 7 and 21, and Feb. 4 and 18, 10-10:50 a.m.
Community Meeting Room, Redmond Public Library, 827 Deschutes Ave., Redmond
Facilitator contacts: Nancy Cook ( and Laurie Power (
RSVP with Nancy Cook at or 541-526-5728.

Bend Baha’i Community
Thursdays, Jan. 11, 18, and 25, and Feb. 1, 5-6 p.m.
Brooks Room, Bend Downtown Library, 507 NW Wall, Bend.  
Facilitator and RSVP: Peg Slothower 541-771-1640 or

Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24, and 31, and Feb. 7, noon-1 p.m.
Barber Library, South Oregon Room, Bend campus
Facilitators: Cat Finney, Kirsten Hostetler and Tina Hovekamp
RSVP with Cat Finney at

COCC Redmond
Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24, and 31, and Feb. 7, noon-1 p.m.
Multicultural Center, 306 Building 3, Redmond Campus
Facilitators: Evelia Sandoval and Tina Redd
RSVP with Evelia Sandoval,

COCC Madras
Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24, and 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.
Community Room, 117 Madras Campus, 1170 E Ashwood Rd.
Facilitator: Courtney Snead; RSVP at

COCC Prineville
Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12, noon-1 p.m.
Facilitator: Christy Walker; RSVP at

Trinity Episcopal's Peace and Social Justice Team
Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, and 23, and Feb. 13 and 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall at Idaho, Bend
Facilitator and RSVP: Mary Ann Mays, 541-318-5751 or


Information: Karen Roth: