Sacramento State One Book Program feat. Kristen Iversen- panel discussion for Learning Communities

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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(916) 278-6997


Sacramento State ONE BOOK PROGRAM's author's day will feature KRISTEN IVERSEN, author of  Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. 

Students from the Sac State Learning Communities are invited a special presentation where Kristen Iversen will be joined by faculty and staff. Kristen Iversen will discuss her ten-year journey of writing, and her experiences of growing up next to a secret nuclear facility and later working at the bomb plant herself.  What is the cost of secrecy at the level of family, community, and country?  What is the long-term environmental, historical, and cultural cost of U.S. nuclear policy?  What happened at Rocky Flats, during the Cold War and up to the present moment, is crucially important not only to Colorado but to the entire country, and to each one of us.

Each panelist will present short commentaries and then engage with the audience in a Q&A. Book signing to follow immediately. University Union Ballroom.


10 am: Panel discussion and Q&A for Sac State Learning Communities.
11 am: Book signing.

All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.

Author Day is hosted by Sacramento State’s One Book Program. Co-sponsored with Sacramento State University, Hornet Bookstore, UNIQUE Programs, University Enterprises, Inc., and the Chien Hu Institute/Department of Physics.


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