Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Francisco Cantu' is coming to Luther College to speak
Event Type(s):Community Event
Description:The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú, is  a lyrical and moving account from a third-generation Mexican-American who spends four years seeing for himself the horrors endured by ‘crossers.’

Event Date:9/4/2019
Event Time:7:30 P.M.
Location:Luther College
Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101

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Details:Told in three progressively more soul-searching parts, Francisco Cantú’s memoir as a border patrol agent describes the borderlands and his work there with a raw-nerved tenderness that seems to have been won from both the landscape and, disconcertingly, the violence he was implicated in.

Cantú will be speaking to the public and Luther students, presenting in the format of an onstage interview by Prof. Wanda Deifelt.  Immediately following the interview, first-year students and community members can get a sense of all the work that is going on in our area to help our immigrant neighbors by visiting with representatives of several local organizations and groups set up at tables throughout the CFL lobby.  Cantú will also be signing books. 

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