February 23, 2012

LIBROTRAFICANTES GATHER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 IN NYC

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION


DETAILS:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th Street, (at 10th Ave)
Conference Center
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 2-5pm


Please join John Jay College of Criminal Justice Latin American and Latina/o Studies students as they stand in solidarity with the students of Arizona and the Librotraficante Tony Diaz in protest of the book banning in Arizona. Guests include Librotraficantes Tony Diaz, Bryan Parras, LiLo, Writer Sergio Troncoso and others.

Students, writers, scholars, and activists will discuss the following during the teach-in:

1. Why should NY care about what is going on in Arizona?

2. Why are students across the country so inspired about this cause?

3. What is the historical context for this moment?

4. Why is there an anti-Latina/os movement in the United State of America?

5. Why should other cultures care about the plight of Latinos?


You can also donate banned books to the Librotraficante caravan in one of two ways: Bring a banned book to the event OR La Casa Azul bookstore will be on hand to take orders of banned books to be shipped to Arizona.


For more information, contact student organizer Elizabeth Calixto at elizabeth.calixto@jjay.cuny.edu


Clips of Interest:

http://www.librotraficante.com/

News

clips on Arizona book ban:

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/118/debating_tucson_school_districts_book_ban

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/23/how-tucson-schools-changed-after-mexican-american-studies-ban/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paula-beltr/guess-whos-coming-to-dinn_3_b_1258887.html




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