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October 4, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Admission, $5 Suggested Donation:
Friends from the Other Side
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Bilingual Storytime: Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del Otro Lado

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Read in English and Spanish by Cindy Provencio and Frances Vasquez. "Did you come from the other side? You know, from Mexico?" So begins the friendship between Prietita and Joaquín. Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl, defends Joaquín from the kids who taunt him with shouts of "mojado" or "wetback." But what can she do to protect Joaquín and his mother from Border Patrol as the van cruises up the street? Writer Gloria Anzaldúa is a major Mexican American literary voice. In this, a collaboration with Latin American illustrator Consuelo Méndez, they have captured the hardship of life on the border, the beauty of the land, and the dignity and generosity that the Mexican Americans and immigrants share. Cindy Renee Provencio is a LULAC member and Continental Divide Trail Ambassador who focuses on getting Hispanic people on the trail. Frances Vasquez is the secretary-treasurer for Silver City LULAC, member of the Forum Committee of the GC Democratic Party, and member of ACL