Book Club

The SLO RAM Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM. Meetings will be held at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo.

Directions:  Take the Grand Ave. exit from Hwy 101. Proceed towards Cal Poly and turn left at the next street. Park against the fence next to the freeway and enter through the doors on the other side of the courtyard. Go straight ahead to the meeting area. Ask at the church office if you can’t find it.

May 24 , Migrant Journey to a Marine by Joe T. Rivera Sr., presented by Larry Burke.

From“Migrant Journey to a Marine recalls three stories that depict Rivera’s family life of opportunity in the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico. In 1956 in Texas, their travel began with a caravan to Weslaco. They traveled to labor camp to camp, state to state. … The 60’s, living as a Mexican American, means you must search for an identity. Young and driven, Joe called himself a Chicano …  Enlisting for the Vietnam War, this Chicano felt he could contribute to society and gain a sense of belonging to bridge his cultures. … Despite his dire need to give back to this country of opportunity, he faced racism and ignorance for the home he swore to protect. These emotions are felt through the telling of each story, each holding lifetimes of dreaming, and each retelling the accounts to live the American dream.”

You can buy it on Amazon for $11.99.

June 28,  21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Juval Harari, presented by Bill Woodson.

 From“How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves to survive.”

If you are interested in participating in the Book Club Meeting or want to be added to the club’s email list, please contact Phil Keys at