March 13 and March 27

6:30-7:30 PM

Placer School for Adults

3775 Richardson Dr. Auburn

Lynn MacDonald Education Center

2019 OBOC Events

Join retired Placer Union Superintendent, Bart O’Brien and Sierra College and Placer High teacher, Steve Grundmeier, for a lively discussion of the 2019 selection for Auburn’s One Book One Community. This year’s reading is The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham. This is the incredible story of two youths who travel independently from El Salvador to California. The book beautifully describes the living conditions, political realities, challenges, and hardships, the boys face as they mature in their home village, journey north, and finally arrive and settle in the USA. This book is certain to increase our understanding of the complicated world of twenty-first-century immigration.

In the first session, we will look at the historic pattern of immigrants to America, discuss the US relationship with the countries of Central America, and consider the first third of the book. In the second session, we will discuss the balance of the book and the significance of immigration in our region and beyond. The book is available at local bookstores, online, and as an ebook. The Auburn branch of the Placer County Library has book club sets.

To register at Placer School for Adults website

For more information, call 530-885-8585

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March 20

Film: Which Way Home

Auburn State Theater

7:00 PM

"Which Way Home" is a feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans, who are desperately trying to reach their parents in the US.; children like Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center; and Kevin, a canny, streetwise fourteen-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach the U.S. and send money back to her. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the children you never hear about; the invisible ones.



April 3

Panel Discussion: Immigration in Our Community

Placer High School Auditorium

7:00 PM

April 7

Dinner and Evening of Culture


Catered by Former Latitudes owners Pat and Pete Enochs

Flower Farm Inn


Click here for tickets






April 10

Author's Night with Lauren Markham

Placer High School Auditorium

7:00 PM