Beyond Borders: Powerful Writers on Immigration

Sunday, April 29 | 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Current Affairs

Francisco Cantu, Hernan Diaz, Lauren Markham, moderated by Ian Gordon

Travel bans, border walls, and pointed fingers create tragedy all around us. This diverse panel—a former U.S. Border Patrol agent haunted by the job he quit, a novelist-historian, and a journalist—provides a sweeping perspective on this vital issue. Don’t miss Francisco Cantú, whose new book based on his time patrolling the border, “The Line Becomes a River,” is “fresh, urgent…a devastating narrative of the very real human effects of depersonalized policy” (Kirkus); Hernan Diaz, associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University and author of the novel “In the Distance”; and Lauren Markham, author of “The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life,” who has worked in refugee resettlement and immigrant education for the past decade. Moderated by Mother Jones Managing Editor Ian Gordon, who has reported from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

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