SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Mission College in Santa Clara will host two speakers towards the end of the month, dealing with many of the Bay Area’s social issues.
As part of an African-American Celebration Luncheon, former Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney Rolanda Pierre Dixon will speak on Monday, February 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On Monday, March 6, Mission College’s Library will host New York Times bestselling Iranian humorist Firoozeh Dumas from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The talks will be followed by a book signing.
Dixon was the first African-American DA in Santa Clara County history and prior to her retirement after 30 years within the county, she became the county’s expert on domestic violence.
Dumas wrote Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America in 2003, a finalist for the PEN/USA award and a finalist for top audio book of the year. Her second New York Times bestseller was Laughing without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen.
Her most recent book, It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, is a middle grad fiction book.
Mission College is located at 3000 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054. It is located across from Great America.