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      Susan Briante, Cristina Rivera Garza, Anthony Cody and Joanna Williams hosted by Pilsen Community Books in Chicago


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      August 6, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      1102 West 18th Street
      Chicago, Illinois 60608

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      Susan Briante, Cristina Rivera Garza, Anthony Cody and Joanna Williams hosted by Pilsen Community Books

      Join Susan Briante, Cristina Rivera Garza, Anthony Cody and Joanna Williams for celebration of Susan's new book Defacing the Monument in support of Kino Border Initiative.

      **This event will be broadcast via YouTube Live. Register for free for a link to be sent to you the day of the event.**

      A former journalist, Susan Briante started taking graduate students to the US-Mexico border in 2016 to research and write about migration issues. What began as essays documenting the crisis turned into a reflection on documentary poetics: the act of witnessing and writing about the suffering of others. Opening with the narration of an Operation Streamline hearing— a proceeding during which as many as 75 undocumented migrants were criminally prosecuted and sentenced en masse to serve jail time prior to deportation— Defacing the Monument shows what happens to those who do not hold the “correct” documents and highlights how the archive bears the marks of power. Part documentary, part lyric essay, part primer, Defacing the Monument is an exploration of the many ways we might tell stories and a guidebook for anyone who believes in what documentary poetics, and all art, can and should do in this moment of crisis.

      The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity through: direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants; social and pastoral education with communities on both sides of the border; participation in collaborative networks that engage in research and advocacy to transform local, regional, and national immigration policies. Joanna Williams, KBI’s Director of Education and Advocacy, will be participating in this event.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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