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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HIAS Pennsylvania
2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Come listen to Professor Aaron Bobrow-Strain read from his new book about the life of Aida Hernandez, set on the border of Arizona and Mexico.

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona, by which time the border had become one of the most heavily-policed sites in America.

Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez” reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Professor Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

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TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Register now for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

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The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.