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Book Passage presents: Immigration in America, the law, the politics, the reality
September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please join us for another vital and timely discussion. Book Passage in conjunction with Marin Arts, La Cocina and Alta Magazine is hosting a panel that will focus on issues of immigration and feature a diverse group of Bay Area writers and agents of change. Moderated by journalist and Book Passage event host, Paula Farmer, we will look at this hot-button topic in our current political climate.
Panelists include: Jose Antonio Vargas, Carolina de Robertis, Vanessa Hua, & Jaime Alcabes
Jose Antonio Vargas is a high-profile undocumented immigrant who is also a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Define America. His courageous memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is a must-read.
Carolina de Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. She is also an award-winning translator of Hispanic literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, featuring essays by leading thinkers and writers about the shifting political atmosphere in the U.S. Her latest novel is the forthcoming Cantoras.
Vanessa Hua is an award-winning columnist for the S.F. Chronicle. Her novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post’s Notable Works of Fiction. For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora, filing stories from China, Burma, Panama, South Korea, and Ecuador.
Jaime Alcabes has a long history of practicing immigration law in the Bay Area. His firm, Alcabes Law, is based in Oakland.
In addition, there will be a non-profit fundraising component to the event. Book Passage owners are happy to support Canal Alliance, as they will have a table at the event, where donations can be received.