DeKALB – The DeKalb County History Center and Parent University will host Eduardo Cabrera, author of “Nine Short Stories of Immigrants in the United States,” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road.
Cabrera will discuss important passages from his book and take questions from the audience.
This presentation, delivered in Spanish, focuses on current immigration issues as presented in the book. Through reading selected passages, he will explore topics related to the experience of Latino immigrants in the U.S.
Produced through nonfiction creative writing, the stories are based on real experiences of immigrants who come to this country in search of a better life. Immigration in the U.S. is one of the most important current topics in literature and politics. The goal of this presentation is to help the public become aware of the tribulations immigrants experience and their contributions to society. The public will participate through reading and debate.
Cabrera is a professor of Spanish and chairman of the department of modern languages at Millikin University. He also is the chief reader for AP Spanish Literature and Culture, appointed by the College Board and Educational Testing Service.
The presentation is made possible through the support of the Illinois Humanities. The event is free and open to the public.
For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit dekalbcountyhistory.org.