Community Dialogue: A Conversation with Local DACAmented Leaders

Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm     Scuppernong Books

 

DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has been the subject of much controversy since it was instituted by Executive Order in 2012. This policy allows some individuals who were brought as children to the US and who do not have work authorization the ability to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to become eligible for a work permit. DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients and people must meet certain criteria to qualify for renewal.

All members of the Greensboro community are invited to attend, learn what DACA really means and how it affects those in your own community. Our program will give DACA recipients a platform to talk about their experience as immigrants and as members of the program as well as shed light on the immigration crisis.

Join Endy Mendez, Giovanna Hurtado-Vargas, and Irving Zavaleta-Jimenez in a conversation about their DACA experience and their hopes for the future.

 

Immigration Stories, a joint project of Scuppernong Books and the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, will explore the immigration and refugee experience in America through the lens of writing: fiction, non-fiction, and works for children. We’ll highlight the stories of the immigrant and refugee population as well as the issues, especially as they impact and affect the local community. Immigration Stories responds directly to these issues by providing the community with the opportunity to interact and engage in a series of public readings, panel discussions, and conversations with writers, scholars, and their neighbors. For more information, call 336-763-1919.

This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.