Facilitator: Eileen Miller, OSF
Because they usually don’t want to be noticed, we may see them anywhere and anytime, living what appear to be “regular” lives in our midst. What we don’t see is the constant fear undocumented people face, nor their reasons for being undocumented or maybe even their reasons for living in this country. The two books for our fall discussions are comprised of stories of people in this position. The first is a more objective look and easy read; and the second, while also not difficult to read, is a little longer, and more reflective and introspective in its approach.
Everyone is welcome to join in these discussions of books that can impact how we view the world around us. Books are available for purchase at Riverlights Bookstore and the Shalom gift shop.
$6 per discussion, does not include book. Register by the Monday before each discussion.
Tuesday, September 28, 6:30 –8 p.m.
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio, herself an undocumented immigrant, has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning read for our times.