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Date:
July 31, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
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Immigrant Stories at the Library

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hear local stories with Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County.

Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County will present an evening of readings by local authors about immigrant experience in Oregon hosted by Guadalupe Quinn. Quinn came to the United States with her family from Mexico in 1951 and has worked many years for immigrants’ rights.

Rosie Hernandez will read “A Dream in a Golden World,” a poem that expresses the challenges of migrant people working in the fields. Hernandez says she has “a passion for working with people, helping others, working for social justice and human rights, and writing.”

Kate Gessert is a writer and gardener who has taught adult ESL classes for many years. She will read her short story "The Night Gardener," about a day in the life of Silvia, an immigrant mother whose husband has recently been deported.

Additionally, five immigrants who have come to Eugene from around the world will read their short short stories.

This event is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library and Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County.