JOAN STEINAU LESTER

Jun 20 2013 7:30 pm

 

Joan Steinau Lester

Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Mama's Child

Mama’s Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who traveled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an African American man, and started a family in San Francisco, where the more liberal city embraced them—-except when it didn’t. They raise a son and daughter, but the tensions surrounding them have a negative impact on their marriage, and they divorce when their children are still young. For their biracial daughter, this split further destabilizes her already challenged sense of self—“Am I black or white?” she must ask herself, “Where do I belong?” Is she her father’s daughter alone?

Joan Steinau Lester, Ed.D., is an award-winning journalist and author of four critically acclaimed books. Her writing has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Essence, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Cosmopolitan.

 

Location: 
Street:
1010 El Camino Real
City:
Menlo Park
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Province:
California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States