The Undocumented Americans with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Thursday, October 28, 2 pm via Crowdcast
About the Event
After becoming one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio wrote The Undocumented Americans, which Quiara Alegría Hudes calls “A scream and a song . . . a complex, human look at the fabric of this nation.” In it, Villavicencio travels the nation reporting on the remarkable stories of resilience, madness, and death for undocumented immigrants in America. A finalist for the National Book Award, The Undocumented Americans has been named Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and numerous other publications. Sponsored by George Mason University Life & Orientation.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has written about immigration, music, beauty, and mental illness for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Glamour, Elle, Vogue, n+1, and The New Inquiry, among others. She lives in New Haven with her partner and their dog.