Book Discussion: Dreamers, by Eileen Truax

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018   6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Meet the author, Eileen Truax, and join the discussion of Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream as the LALL book discussion group continues to explore themes that are important to Angelenos. Dreamers showcases the personal histories of several Dreamers living in Los Angeles under the constant threat of deportation and denied access to educational opportunities, housing, licenses and career paths that many take for granted. The book also gives a glimpse of places Dreamers go for support, including the Food Closet at UCLA and El Hormiguero in the San Fernando Valley. The author also profiles activists and politicians sympathetic to the cause including Governor Jerry Brown, state representative Gil Cedillo and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

About the author:

  • Journalist specializing in migration and politics
  • Regular contributor to Al Dia News and the Spanish language versions of the New York Times, Newsweek, and Vice.
  • Frequent speaker at colleges and universities about the Dreamer movement and immigration
  • Author of We Built the Wall: How the U.S. Keeps Out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America & Beyond (Verso, 2018)

Presented by:
Katie O'Laughlin, Managing Librarian, Reference & Research, LA Law Library (

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