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Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

With author Alberto Ledesma.

Ledesma will discuss his hybrid memoir, "Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer" in which he wonders at what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to “hyper documented” university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father’s words: “Mijo, it doesn’t matter how good you think your English is, la migra will still get you.”

A book club discussion will be held from 11:30-1pm. Participants will receive free copies of the book. 
Deadline to apply is Feb. 9, 2018.

Thursday, February 22 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, 1321
Pereira Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

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General Public, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students




Social Sciences


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Department of Chicano/Latino Studies

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