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11/09/2017 12:10 PM 11/09/2017 01:30 PM America/Los_Angeles THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Lauren Markham
1736 Franklin Street, California Ballroom (2nd floor), Oakland, CA, 94612

Lauren Markham


Thursday, November 9th, 2017 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Journalist Lauren Markham follows two twins from El Salvadoras they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother’s custody in Oakland, California. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers—girls, grades, Facebook—with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming-of-age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America’s child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience.

Nov 9, 2017
12:10PM to 1:30PM
1736 Franklin Street
California Ballroom (2nd floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

One block from the 19th Street BART station