Pasadena City College will partner with the city of Pasadena to promote "One City, One Story," an eight-year-old program designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature in the community. The program seeks to engage participants in dialogue and to bring residents together. This year's book selection is Alan Drew's Gardens of Water.
"[The novel] focuses on family, culture, faith, and tradition, and is particularly relevant in today's world," said Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard. "It is certain to spark conversation and dialogue among the community."
The author will speak on campus on March 12 at 9 a.m. in the Creveling lounge. He will share his experience writing Gardens of Water, followed by a question and answer session from the audience. Other events on campus include a discussion on "Strategies for Addressing Youth Depression & Critical Needs" led by Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores, assistant professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Psychology. The talk will take place on March 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lilian Vosloh Forum (Building UU). Also, performances of Romeo and Juliet, adapted, produced, and directed by Will Ahrens, are scheduled from March 25 to 27.
Near campus, Ibrahim Naeem, manager of the PCC Community Education Center (CEC), will lead a panel discussion titled, "Understanding Islam: Facts and Fallacies" on March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CEC (3035 E. Foothill Blvd.).
For more information, visit www.onecityonestory.com or call (626) 744-7270.