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Jose Olivarez Presents, "Citizen Illegal," Thursday, Nov. 21

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Category: Guest Lectures

Published: 2019-11-07 00:00:01.000

<p>Please join us for the final event of the Fall 2019 Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Speakers Series.</p>
<p>Jos&eacute; Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the author of the book of poems, <i>Citizen Illegal</i>, a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association.</p>
<p>Olivarez's <i>Citizen Illegal</i> explores the stories, contradictions, joys, and sorrows that embody life in the spaces between Mexico and America. Olivarez paints vivid portraits of good kids, bad kids, families clinging to hope, life after the steel mills, gentrifying barrios, and everything in between. Combining wry humor with potent emotional force, Olivarez takes on complex issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and immigration.</p>
<p>Thursday, November 21</p>
<p>7 p.m.</p>
<p>Germantown Campus, Globe Hall</p>
<p>This event fulfills the Multicultural Diversity Training requirement for MC employees.</p>
<p>To reserve space for classes or to request accommodations for an event, email <a href=""></a> or call 240-567-1845.</p>

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