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2021-2022 Campus Read Author Visit: A reading and discussion with Francisco Cantú, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches From the Border

Nov. 16, 7 p.m. 
Mountainlair Ballrooms (livestream information forthcoming)

Francisco Cantú is a writer, translator, and the author of The Line Becomes a River, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. A former Fulbright fellow, he has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Award, and an Art for Justice fellowship. His writing and translations have been featured in The New Yorker, Best American Essays, Harper’s, and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. A lifelong resident of the Southwest, he now lives in Tucson, where he coordinates the Field Studies in Writing Program at the University of Arizona.

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Songs on the Line: Music, Politics, and Humanitarian Crisis on the US/Mexico Border, featuring Dr. Robert Neustadt of Northern Arizona University with introduction by WVU's Dr. Katelyn Best.

Oct. 12, 6 p.m. via Zoom

How can we tell the story of undocumented migration on the Arizona-Mexico border? The talk will describe Professor Neustadt’s trips to the border with students, his journey from academic to academic-activist-singer-songwriter, and how ‘songs on the line’ can be vehicles to teach awareness and compassion about this catastrophic and often misunderstood humanitarian crisis.

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Water Between Us: Art and the Campus Read

TBD

“Water Between Us: Art and the Campus Read” presents the work of three artists that explore related themes from the book. The exhibition will feature photos of Mexico and its people from the 1930s by American photographer Paul Strand alongside a series of lithographs that look at borders, boundaries and the social and political implications of mapping and identity, created by visual artist Enrique Chagoya and poet Alberto Rios.

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