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One in a Billion - One Man's Remarkable Odyssey through Modern-Day China

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:30 AM
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When:   Tuesday, May 4, 10:30 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 878 4498 4842
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One in a Billion - One Man's Remarkable Odyssey through Modern-Day China

presented by Nancy Pine
Nancy will be interviewed by Susan Kujawa, the founding Executive Director of the Pasadena Village

In the story of one outspoken, daring Chinese farmer, Nancy Pine, the author of One in a Billion: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey through Modern-Day China, will highlight some of An Wei’s harrowing experiences and major accomplishments such as creating a democratic congress in his village.

Nancy Pine has travelled and studied in China for decades. She holds a PhD in education and is one of the leading American experts on Chinese early childhood education, which led to her book, Educating Young Giants, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She has taught everything from kindergarten to graduate school, and founded the Bridging Cultures US/China Program. At Mount Saint Mary’s University, she has advised the administration and faculty on China.

Nancy Pine gives talks nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards including a City of Los Angeles honor for her cross-cultural activities. Her current book, One in a Billion: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey in Modern-Day China, carries the reader into the heart-wrenching, and ultimately uplifting story of one outspoken man who illuminates the souls of a billion ordinary Chinese citizens. Val Zavala, an award-winning KCET journalist, says: “In One in a Billion, the complex history of a complex country unrolls with the ease of a deeply textured Chinese scroll.”

Susan Kujawa is the founding Executive Director of the Pasadena Village. She began as a volunteer in 2011 and worked closely with the Board of Directors to establish the non-profit organization that helps more than 140 members lead lives of purpose and meaning as they age. She was also on the Leadership Team that led to the establishment of Village Movement California and currently serves as Secretary of the Board.

Prior to her work with the Pasadena Village, Sue served 27 years as the Executive Director of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center (now known as Families Forward Learning Center) in Pasadena. She led the organization to become a model two-generation learning program that helps to break the cycle of poverty and low achievement. In 2007, under her leadership, Mothers’ Club purchased a facility in the heart of Northwest Pasadena and renovated it to become a Gold Level LEED certified building that is home to a vibrant, inclusive family learning center preparing low-income children and their parents to succeed in school and in life.

Although this event is FREE for all to attend, Ashby Village relies on donations in order to bring programs such as this to our members and friends.We thank you for any contribution .