Jeff Biggers, author of “State out of the Union”

Event Date: September 25, 2012 - 3 p.m.
Event Type: Student Event
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3550A

Acclaimed journalist and commentator Jeff Biggers discusses his book State out of the Union, an in-depth study of the so-called "immigration crisis" in Arizona. Biggers will explore how attacks on immigrants and ethnic studies, and the responses from Latino activists and their allies, have come to represent the "final showdown over the American Dream." How possible is it that these local battles will lead to what Biggers calls the potential "Arizonification" of the rest of the United States?

Question and answer period will follow Jeff Biggers reading from this book, State out of the Union.

Sponsored by The American Studies Department, Labor Resource Center, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Trotter Institute, Latino Studies Program, and the Provost's Office. Please contact the American Studies Department if you have any questions at 617.287.6770 or american.studies@umb.edu

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