'Into the Beautiful North' discussion on March 2

by Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:36 AM

The UCSB MultiCultural Center and UCSB Reads are partnering for an upcoming discussion led by UCSB graduate student Fátima Suárez on "Into the Beautiful North​," which is the 2017 UCSB Reads selection that tells the story of a young woman who leaves her home in rural Mexico for the U.S. 

"Into the Beautiful North"
Discussion with Fátima Suárez
Thursday, March 2, 4-5 p.m.
MCC Lounge

From a sociological perspective, Fátima Suárez​ will be looking at the way "Into the Beautiful North" plays with notions of agency within the community of Tres Camarones and will juxtapose the women who come into power after men migrate to work to real-world examples. Suárez will also be weighing in on gendered dynamics of the migration experience as well as assessing the impact of the book in post-election United States.

UCSB Reads is presented by the UCSB Library in partnership with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. The event culminates in a public talk by the author, Luis Urrea, on April 24 in UCSB’s Campbell Hall.