Join us at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center as we welcome the author of Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City, A.K. Sandoval-Strauszis. Join the conversation and learn about our very own Oak Cliff.
BARRIO AMERICA places immigrant voices at the center of the narrative, emphasizing the choices of Latin American newcomers, the motivations that brought them to the United States, and the hopes that lay before them, their families, and their communities.Sandoval-Strausz tells the compelling story of how migrants have used their labor, their capital, and their culture to build a new metropolitan America.
ABOUT THE EVENT:The author will talk about the book and his findings. This will be followed a Q&A with the audience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A.K. Sandoval-Strauszis director of the Latina/o studies program and associate professor of history at Penn State University. He is the author of Hotel: An American History and co-editor of Making Cities Global. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.