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Judson Memorial Church - New York City
55 Washington Sq S, New York, New York 10012
Judson Arts Wednesdays
at Judson Memorial Church — New York City presents:
TELL ME HOW IT ENDS:
An Evening with Acclaimed Author Valeria Luiselli*
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South New York City
Join us to celebrate those who imagine and work for new and better endings to contemporary stories of migration and immigration.
Featuring live music by Judson Arts Wednesdays artists Nate Weida and Raquel Quiñones-Rivera and a reading and conversation with Valeria Luiselli about her recent book TELL ME HOW IT ENDS: AN ESSAY IN 40 QUESTIONS.
Free and open to the public.
Any contributions received at the event will support the activities of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, an alliance of faith communities and individuals that accompanies and advocates for families and communities that are living under the threat of separation and deportation.
Please come, bring your friends and family, and help spread the word!
*Praise for TELL ME HOW IT ENDS: AN ESSAY IN 40 QUESTIONS*
“This is a vital document for understanding the crisis that immigrants to the U.S. are facing, and a call to action for those who find this situation appalling.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Luiselli effectively humanizes the plights of those who have been demonized or who have been reduced to faceless numbers... A powerful call to action and to empathy.”—Kirkus
“Luiselli’s awareness of a story’s ability to restrict informs the book’s judicious use of these children’s lives, as well as its quietly brilliant structure as a series of responses to the questionnaire, which Luiselli describes as a reflection of ‘a colder, more cynical and brutal reality.’... The account that emerges has no fixed origin, and the crisis, as Luiselli wisely points out, belongs not to any specific country or countries but to all of us living in this corner of the world.”—New York Times Sunday Book Review
“These days, the whole world, including our politics, is being shaped by migration. Few people explore the nuances of this reality more skillfully than Valeria Luiselli, a strikingly gifted 33-year-old Mexican writer who knows the migratory experience first-hand.... Luiselli takes us inside the grand dream of migration, offering the valuable reminder that exceedingly few immigrants abandon their past and brave death to come to America for dark or nasty reasons. They come as an expression of hope.”—NPR
*Photo credit: Alfredo Pelcastre