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Events in July 2024

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July 14, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: LIVE Launch of Guajira by Zita Arocha

July 14, 2024

Sunday, July 14, 2024

LIVE Launch of Guajira: the Cuba girl

2:00-3:30 PM

Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California

3933 Mission Inn Avenue Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501

Free and open to the public.

Inlandia is excited to celebrate the winner of the inaugural Eliud Martínez Prize for literature, Zita Arocha, for Guajira – the Cuba girl, a memoir with an in-person book launch this July!

Please join us at the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California on Sunday, July 14, for a celebration of Arocha’s richly detailed memoir, along with readings from the book and a fascinating discussion of her beloved homeland and life as an immigrant in the US. The program begins at 2:00; doors open at 1:30.

Books will be available for sale and signing. You may also order online at Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

The Eliud Martínez Prize is awarded annually to a first book author in fiction or creative nonfiction who identifies as Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x.

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July 18, 2024(1 event)

2:00 pm: The Power of Words An Afternoon of Speeches

July 18, 2024

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Inlandia Institute and Museum of Riverside Present

With Liberty and Justice for All: Social Justice, Civil Liberties & the Power of Words

2:00-4:00 PM

La Sierra Senior Center (located in La Sierra Park)

5215 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

Free and open to the public.

Inlandia Institute is proud to partner with Museum of Riverside for its 100th Anniversary Celebration as the museum honors its centennial with 100 programs and events over the course of the year.

On Thursday, July 18, please join us at the La Sierra Community Center for an afternoon of inspiration! Presenters will be delivering excerpts from well-known speeches as part of a special event, “With Liberty and Justice for All: Social Justice, Civil Liberties & the Power of Words.” The program begins at 2:00 PM and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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July 31, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: The Fourth Genre Writing the Personal Essay

July 31, 2024

Five Wednesdays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

Boot Camp for Writers – The Fourth Genre – Writing the Personal Essay

with Jerry Mathes

6:30-8:00 PM, on Zoom


To register:

In this boot camp intensive, participants will explore moments from their lives and use research to uncover connections between themselves and the wider world - topics can include nature, science, travel, culture, history - to write personal essays that ring with humanity.

J.D. Mathes grew up a feral child in the deserts of the American Southwest who loved to read library books and take photographs. He is a 2019-2020 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, an award-winning author of four books, photographer, screenwriter, and arts reporter. Although Mathes still struggles with subject-verb agreement and where to put commas, he is finishing work on his memoir Of Time and Punishment.

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