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Re-membering the Bones of Personal and Political Violence Across the American Continent
January 14 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Concerning Violence workshop invites you to our first event of the Winter Quarter.
Join us for an engaging conversation with author Roberto Lovato for a conversation about his recent memoir, Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. He will also be discussing broader themes that tie to our workshop’s focus this year on critical engaging with theories about racial capitalism as they affect various groups across the globe.
Roberto Lovato was born in San Francisco to Salvadoran immigrants who raised him in the City by the Bay’s historic Mission District, home to the highest concentration of murals of any neighborhood in the world—and the reason his aesthetic is California urban not “tropical.” Lovato is an educator, journalist and writer based at The Writers Grotto. He’s also the author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs and Revolution in the Americas (Harper Collins). A recipient of a reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center, Lovato has reported on the drug war, violence, terrorism in Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Haiti, France and the United States.
RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. A limited number of registrants will be able to pick up a copy of Roberto Lovato’s memoir, Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. (Stanford community only.)
Concerning Violence is a Research Group supported by the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages (DLCL) and the Stanford Humanities Center.
Thank you to our co-sponsors for this event, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE) and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).