AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Welcomes You!

Our 20-21 theme:  Standing Strong and Committed to Community…as we weather this time of uncertainty we will work together to not only keep our branch community strong but also work, where and when possible, to strengthen the broader community as we grapple with social injustice and inequality.

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2020 One Book, One San Diego Selection 

Margo Porras is the Community Engagement Coordinator for KPBS and Program Manager for One Book, One San Diego. She is also the author of “Growing Up in La Colonia,” from Arcadia Press and co-host of the “Book Versus Movie” podcast. Margo is a native San Diegan and lives with her husband and two children in Mission Hills.

The 2020 One Book Selection is They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and artist Harmony Becker.

They Called Us Enemy” (“Nos Llamaron Enemigo”) is a stunning graphic memoir, in which actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. With unforgettable words and images, the book asks the questions: “What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do?”

“I tell the story of the choices my parents made to get us through that awful time with hope, love, compassion, and with a deep understanding of what it means to be an American. I look forward to sharing my family’s story with you,” says Takei.