Monday, February 5, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center, $12.50-$45
Since 2002, UC Davis has hosted the Campus Community Book Project, which encourages students, staff and others to connect over a shared book. This year, participants read the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by transgender rights activist Janet Mock. She’s made a name for herself in media, working for People, Marie Claire, MSNBC and more. Mock spent part of her childhood in Oakland, and will return to Northern California to discuss her life, activism and career. 1 Shields Avenue in Davis, www.mondaviarts.org.