Thursday, September 28th at 530pm - 8:00pm
Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library, 7th Floor
Steve Schafer visits Texas State University to read from his new book, The Border, a novel about four Mexican teenagers who flee to the U.S through the scorching Sonoran Desert after getting caught in the cross fire of the narco-violence along the U.S/Mexico border.
The novel attempts to put a human face on the conversation around immigration, particularly Latino child immigration. After the reading, a panel discussion entitled "Immigration and the Refugee Experience" will focus on the experiences and criminalization of immigrants with insights from Dr. Gloria P. Martinez, Dr. Jose Coll, Dr. Luis Torres, and Dr. John Mckiernen-Gonzalez.