Roberto Lovato - Salt Lake City
Sep 14, 2020, 7:00 pm
Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas
Salt Lake City
VenueZoom Conference Call
202 W 300 N
Salt Lake City , UT 84103-1108
Utah State University is excited to host Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. Join us for a reading and Q&A facilitated by Dr. Eric Morales.
Access the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/j/94606684366?pwd=aDBPTCtrcEpsdkdxY2RvWmI3TEsvQT09
Roberto Lovato is a writer and journalist working out of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. He recently completed a a 3-year commitment as a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley's Center for Latino Policy Research. Roberto is also the recipient of a crisis reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center. His journalistic work spans the entire hemisphere and centers on some of the border-smashing issues of our time: immigration, the drug war, national security and climate change. His work also explores the intimate link between the online and offline worlds, between storytelling and social movements.
An urgent, no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerrilla warfare, intergenerational trauma, and interconnected violence between the United States and El Salvador, Robert Lovato’s memoir excavates family history and reveals the intimate stories beneath headlines about gang violence and mass Central American migration, one of the most important, yet least-understood humanitarian crises of our time—and one in which the perspectives of Central Americans in the United States have been silenced and forgotten.
This event is made possible with support from Utah State University and Utah Humanities.