Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land

Virtual Program

2023-12-12 11:00:00 2023-12-12 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land You’re invited to a chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education, her follow-up to Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Virtual Program -

Tuesday, December 12
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-12 11:00:00 2023-12-12 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land You’re invited to a chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education, her follow-up to Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Virtual Program -

You’re invited to a chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education, her follow-up to Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.

When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. 

In Class, Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn, including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, and navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn’t understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line—Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.

Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class offers a searing indictment of America’s educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother’s triumph against all odds.

About the Author: Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, called “a testimony…worth listening to,” by The New York Times and inspiration for the Netflix series Maid. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and many other outlets. Her writing focuses on social and economic justice and parenting under the poverty line. She is a frequent speaker at colleges and national advocacy organizations. Find out more at @Stepville or Stepville.com 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures & Conversations | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | |

Virtual Program


Hours
Mon, Feb 26 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 7:00AM to 6:00PM

About the branch

This is a virtual location. No events are held at this address.

Upcoming events

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for this frank discussion about feedback. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today.
Register

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you thought about starting an online business? Want to take your hobby to the next level? Join LA County's Dept of Economic Opportunity to learn about popular online platforms pros & cons, permitting & licensing, and resources available.
Register

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
¿Has pensado en comenzar un negocio por Internet? ¿Quieres llevar tu pasatiempo al próximo nivel? El Dept. of Economic Opportunity hablara acerca de las plataformas de ventas en línea, sus pros y contras, permisos y licencias, y otros recursos.
Register

Mon, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Did you know that LA County Library offers tools you can borrow at 5 locations? Discover all the tools we offer—from hammers, to sewing machines, to power washers—and how you can access them. For adults.
Register

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Los Angeles County employs over 100,000 people. Would you like to be one of them? Come learn about employment opportunities as well as specific programs from the LA County website to help you find a job. For adults.
Register

Tue, Mar 12, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Join us as designer Blake Newton provides an overview of career opportunities, educational requirements, and tips for success in the field of design. For adults.
Register

Tue, Mar 19, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Are you a job seeker with a disability? Join career coach and disability advocate, Jacob Levy, for tips on the job search, interviewing, and how to identify scams and other red flags. For adults.
Register