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SURJ Marin Book Club – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

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When:
December 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019-12-22T15:00:00-08:00
2019-12-22T16:30:00-08:00
Where:
Library Meeting Room
1100 E Street San Rafael
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Reference Desk
415-485-3321

Racial Justice Book Club will discuss…

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms.

“This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book––at its core––is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.

After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America

This discussion will be facilitated by SURJ Marin (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
SURJ Marin is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice with passion and accountability.
You can find more information about SURJ here: www.surjmarin.org

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