Sun, Aug 30 | ZOOM Video Conference

Remote Book Club: The Undocumented Americans

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Remote Book Club: The Undocumented Americans

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM Video Conference

About The Event

The Camaraderie NYC book club is your go-to for uplifting and inspiring reads, thoughtful conversation and kick ass lady friends! This month we join each other online, over a glass of wine or cup of tea, of course.

This month's read is:

The Undocumented Americans 

by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. "Karla's book sheds light on people's personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard."--Selena Gomez

Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she'd tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer's phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants--and to find the hidden key to her own.

Looking beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMers, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented--and the mysteries of her own life. She finds the singular, effervescent characters across the nation often reduced in the media to political pawns or nameless laborers. The stories she tells are not deferential or naively inspirational but show the love, magic, heartbreak, insanity, and vulgarity that infuse the day-to-day lives of her subjects.

Open to all women, everywhere.

Attendees will be sent specific instructions to join our video call before the event. 

Advanced registration required.

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