DARE TO DREAM: Important Conversations about Immigration

DARE TO DREAM: Important Conversations about Immigration

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Oct 22, 2020 6:00 pm

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America was forged by immigrants and remains an aspiration for dreamers throughout the world. But many immigrants who wish to share and contribute to America's social fabric have often been met with hostility, racism, and xenophobia. Lost in the fierce political debates are the real human faces, stories, and aspirations of the men, women, and children who leave behind their homes in pursuit of the “American Dream.”

Dare to Dream: Important Conversations about Immigration will explore immigrant stories through monthly discussions on the third Thursday of each month.

Join us for our next discussion on featuring prize-winning poet, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.

We will be discussing his latest book, Children of the Land. An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2020, a memoir about growing up undocumented in the United States and undergoing the pain of family separation caused by draconian immigration policies.

Order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table, and tune in for a special gathering of minds with authors.

We are excited to announce that this discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ricardo Ortiz, Associate Professor of US Latino Literature and Culture and Chair of the Department of English at Georgetown University. Prof. Ortiz is the author of Latinx Literature Now: Between Evanescence and Event (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). His teaching and research interests include Americas Studies, critical and cultural theory, cultural studies, intellectual history, race, gender and queer theory, political theory, and popular culture.

Click here to order your copy of Children of the Land to be shipped to your house or emailbooks@busboysandpoets.com if you would like to place a special order for in-store pickup.

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