Revolutionary Reads: The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez (Doing the Work Series)

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Do you want to be a part of the fight for equity, but don't know where to start? Join us for a monthly moderated discussion group focused on anti-racist literature and other media. All assigned materials will be freely available online with an FVRL library card.

This month, we will discuss our Revolutionary Reads 2021 book, Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s winner of the 2020 Washington State Book Award for Non-Fiction, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

In speaking in an interview on NPR, Bobrow-Strain says of his book, “In the end, this isn't just a book about Aida. Really, it's a book written in collaboration with Aida about the kinds of immigration policies and economic policies that the rest of us have created. It's a book about the world we've created as much as it's a book about Aida. And in that sense, I hope it's a sympathetic portrait of Aida, but it's also - should be a look in the mirror for the rest of us because these policies have been carried out in our name, supposedly to keep us safe.”

Bobrow-Strain will be speaking in our online Revolutionary Reads event on August 12 at 7 pm on our YouTube channel. Please join us!


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