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Reading + Panel Discussion | Steve Shafer's New Book: The Border

When:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library
Description:

Steve Schafer visits Texas State University to read from his new book, The Border, a novel about four Mexican teenagers who flee to the U.S. through the scorching Sonoran Desert after getting caught in the crossfire of the narco-violence along the U.S./Mexico border. The novel attempts to put a human face on the conversation around immigration, particularly Latino child immigration. After the reading, a panel discussion titled "Immigration and the Refugee Experience" will focus on the experiences and criminalization of immigrants with insights from Dr. Jose Coll (director of the School of Social Work, Texas State), Dr. Luis Torres (social work, University of Houston), and Dr. John Mckiernen-González (Center for the Study of the Southwest, Texas State). Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos (sociology, Texas State) will moderate the panel.

Cost:
Free
See:
http://www.txstate.edu/cssw/news-events/events/schafer-panel.html
Sponsor:
Contact:
Mark Trahan
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Reading + Panel Discussion | Steve Shafer's New Book: The Border