Book Release Celebration: The Nature of California

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Sarah D. Wald
This May, join us to celebrate the book release of The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl by Sarah D. Wald.

Sarah Wald is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies and English at University of Oregon, a long time Bark volunteer, and a current Bark board member. This event will include a reading from The Nature of California addressing the ways that the environmental movement can benefit from increased engagement with social justice.

The University of Washington Press is offering a 30% discount for books purchased for this event. Books must be purchased online ahead of time using the code, WSH2275. Bark will receive a $5 matching donation for each book purchased with this code! While there may be a limited number of books for sale at the event, they will be at full price (with an increased amount of money going to Bark). Sarah will be signing books at the event!

About The Nature of California: “Analyzing fiction, nonfiction, news coverage, activist literature, memoirs, and more, Wald gives us a new way of thinking through questions of national belonging by probing the relationships among race, labor, and landownership. Bringing together ecocriticism and critical race theory, she pays special attention to marginalized groups, examining how Japanese American journalists, Filipino workers, United Farm Workers members, and contemporary immigrants-rights activists, among others, pushed back against the standard narratives of land- ownership and citizenship.”

Where: Bark office, 351 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97232
When: 5pm-9pm, light refreshments provided
Parking: On Street
Contact: Courtney Rae, Bark Community Organizer,, (503)331-0374