For award-winning writer and former agent for the United States Border Patrol Francisco Cantú, the border is in his blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest.
His new book, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border, is haunted by the stories he experienced both while working for the Border Patrol--where he hauled in the dead and delivered to detention those he found alive--and also as a civilian after he abandoned the Patrol and helped an immigrant friend return to Mexico to visit his dying mother.
Join us for an eye-opening look at the devastation the border wreaks on both sides as Cantú shares this deeply personal work with journalist Ruxandra Guidi, who frequently reports on immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Sponsored by: Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30PM to 8:30PM
Central Los Angeles Library - Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Los Angeles, CA 90071