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"Invisible Wounds of War"

De Anza College joins Silicon Valley Reads in celebrating the 11th anniversary of the program with books and events focused on the theme "Invisible Wounds of War."

We invite everyone in the De Anza College community and Silicon Valley to . . .

  • Read one or more of the featured books
  • Attend events — there's something for everyone
  • Engage with others in discussion and share perspectives

More than 100 free events are planned from January to April 2013, including the Kick Off on Jan. 30 with both featured authors. See details on the Silicon Valley Reads website.

See below for De Anza hosted events

Featured Books Available on Campus

Both books are available at the Library and offered for sale in the Bookstore.

The Long Walk
by Brian Castner

The Long Walk book cover

Join Us for a Talk
With the Author

Thursday, Feb. 28
1:30 -  3 p.m.
Fireside Room,

Hinson Campus Center


Minefields of the Heart
by Sue Diaz
Minefields of the Heart



De Anza College Participation

Events listed below will be held at De Anza College or include participation of De Anza representatives as part of the Silicon Valley Reads Program.

For a complete list of the Silicon Valley Reads 2013 events and information about the authors and their books, visit the Silicon Valley Reads website.

Date: Feb. 4-March 21
Days and Time:
Monday - Thursday, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed Monday, Feb. 18
Location: Euphrat Museum of Art

A reception for the artists will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. with printmaking demonstrations by Diego Marcial Rios.

War & Healing looks at war and the healing potential of art. The range of artwork invites us to examine our own perceptions about war and reaffirm our sense of humanity. The visual dialogue will include veteran, civilian and activist points of view.

Special projects include a collaborative mural by De Anza instructor Eugene Rodriguez’s design students and winning entries from the Sakhaa On-the-Spot Peace Art contest.

Open to tour groups by appointment. Contact Diana Argabrite at or 408.864.5464.

Protest artwork

For more information about the exhibit and artists, including samples of featured artwork, visit the Euphrat Museum of Art website.

A concurrent display at the California History Center features The Art of Protest, a collection of 1960s and ’70s protest posters from the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Cosponsored by LiveSV.

Brian CastnerDate: Thursday, Feb. 28
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Fireside Room, Hinson Campus Center

Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk, will talk about his book and answer questions. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with student veterans and moderated by De Anza College President Brian Murphy.

Co-sponsored by De Anza College and its Veteran Services Program and Library. For more Information, call 408.864.8672.

Moderated by De Anza President Brian Murphy

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cupertino Community Hall, 20350 Torre Ave., Cupertino

The two featured authors, Brian Castner and Sue Diaz, come back together for a conversation about their books and the Silicon Valley Reads experience, moderated by De Anza College President Brian Murphy. Announcement of winners of the Cupertino Library Foundation Essay Contest follows, along with book signing. Co-sponsored by Cupertino Library Foundation. For more information, call 408.446.1677

All events are free. For a complete list of Silicon Valley Reads 2013 events and information about the authors and their books, visit the Silicon Valley Reads website.

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Last Updated: 1/15/14