This event is OPEN TO ANYONE who is interested in learning more about hispanic and latino related issues and how they impact the secular humanist community.
The Latino Cultural Center scheduled a talk about violence in the Texas-Mexico border town of Brownsville.
We will meet at Twisted Root Burger Company (Deep Ellum) at 5:30pm for supper. Then, we'll head to the Latino Cultural Center for the talk which is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.
Here is the summary of the talk:
Intellectual Dreams From Brownsville And The Valley: A Conversation With Author Domingo Martínez
Depicting a violent and abusive upbringing in Brownsville, Texas, Domingo Martínez bravely recounts the trials and tribulations of the Texas-Mexico border in his Bildungsroman The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir.
Martínez paints a contrasting portrait of border society, buoying brutality, machismo, and alcoholism with healthy doses of humor. The book has been praised for its honesty and valiance, instilling in its readers an awareness of the power of hope and self-determination.
Domingo Martínez was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2013 Pushcart Prize, and he was a Gold Medal Winner for the Independent Publisher Book Awards. His work has appeared in Epiphany, The New Republic, and This American Life, among others.