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Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migratio by Sam Quinones

Date and Time: January 2, 2020, 6:00 PM CT

Location: Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison
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From the TALK series, Beyond the Border: Latino Immigration Experiences
Discussion Leader:Dennis Etzel

Quinones delivers nine astounding pieces of narrative journalism that situate individual migrant experiences within a broader social, political, cultural and economic context. One of the most powerful stories follows a soccer season in Garden City, Kansas. The development of soccer is "a metaphor for Mexican immigrants' standing in town." It illustrates both the challenges high school immigrant students face in their communities and also the ways in which the meat-packing industry job prevents social mobility for second generations of Mexican youth.

The program is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Council and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes.

Sponsored by: Atchison Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Mary Domann
(913) 367-1902
http://www.atchisonlibrary.org

 

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