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“Crossing Borders, Building Bridges” Plática & Book Signing by María Martin
Saturday, September 10 @ 6:00 pm| Free
In Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: A Journalist’s Heart in Latin America, Martin documents Latino life in the U.S starting in the 1970’s, then travels to Latin America to cover the civil wars in Central America and their aftermath, including the migration story on all sides of the borders through to the present. With her narrative, you’ll follow Martin’s trajectory as she reports on the everyday lives of those about whom she writes—from survivors of torture to politicians to families separated along the border. You’ll understand her dilemma as she becomes teacher and mentor to thousands of journalists in Latin America—including in some of the most dangerous countries for independent reporters (Five of her students have been killed as a result of their reporting).
Crossing Borders, Building Bridges: A Journalist’s Heart in Latin America is both an inspirational journey about a life well-lived despite obstacles, and a guide to young journalists and social activists trying to create change—in whatever arena. Take this journey with María Martin, and you will learn much about Latinos in the United States and Latin Americans in the American continent.
Conocimientos Press publishes accounts that voice the heart of a people, as they document narratives of struggle and resistance. For more information: www.conocimientospressllc.com
Free Admission | Reading | Book Signing