Book Reading and Conversation about Immigration

POSTED: August 23, 2017 under Blog Events

Gabriel Thompson comes back to Recovery Cafe SJ with a second book event that brings to light the stories of farm workers in California. Chasing the Harvest invites us to step inside stories that fill in details of real lives and situations lost in so many public debates.

Told in the words of workers themselves, we learn how they got to the U.S. and what their lives have been like since. Likely to join Gabriel at the event will be one of the people who’s story is featured in the book.

All of Gabriel’s books sold at this event are underwritten by a donor, so money and donations for books sold at the event go completely to support the work of Recovery Cafe San Jose.

Gabriel has written feature articles for the New York Times, Slate, The Nation, Mother Jones, Harper’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other places (even Golf Digest). He reviews books for the San Francisco Chronicle and TruthDig. His work has won a few prizes, including the Studs Turkel Media Award and the Sidney Award. But what he’s most famous for around here is being the son of RCSJ Co-Founders and Board Members Sandra Hietala and Jim Thompson!

The event will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
The location will be at RCSJ’s home: First Christian Church, 80 S. 5th Street, San Jose. (5th Street, just north of San Fernando, behind City Hall).

While you’re here for the book reading you might just get a glimpse into the new Cafe under construction!