Join us for a reading and discussion with two inspiring, award-winning authors who focus on immigration and refugee issues, Lauren Markham
and Thi Bui
. Their recent books, The Faraway Brothers
and The Best We Could Do
, have garnered multiple awards for their sensitive and creative coverage of past and present migration crises.
In one, Markham shares the true story of twin brothers escaping gang violence in El Salvador, winding up in the US where they must navigate the labyrinth of our asylum system. In the other, Bui uses comic book form to render the difficult story of her family’s escape from Vietnam – an experience of war and displacement that continues to impact her family decades later.
Kim Thuy Seelinger, from the Human Rights Center, will moderate the discussion.
Hosted by the Human Rights Center, the International Human Rights Workshop, and the International Refugee Assistance Program. Refreshment served.