Luis Arrea at U.C. Davis, Nov. 28

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
8:00 pm

Jackson Hall, UC Davis Mondavi Center
Ticket Prices: $25 / $29 / $33

Now in its sixth year, the U.C. Davis Campus Community Book Project was initiated after September 11th to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus community to read the same book and attend related events.

The subject of this year’s Campus Community Book Project is Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a gripping, real-life story of a group of Mexican immigrants attempting to cross the brutal stretch of Arizona desert known as the “devil’s highway” to a new life in America. Urrea, an American Book Award-winning writer and poet, pulls no punches in this indictment of immigration policies on both sides of the border, which in Urrea’s view do little to stem the flood of illegal immigration but often place lives in danger. The Devil’s Highway is sure to generate spirited examination of immigration issues throughout the university and Sacramento region, and Urrea’s lecture promises to be a provocative climax to the discussion.

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