Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas
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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas by Roberto Lovato
Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family recounts Lovato's 2015 trip to El Salvador to investigate the country’s horrific gang wars. Unforgetting is an urgent, no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerrilla warfare, intergenerational trauma, and interconnected violence between the United States and El Salvador, Roberto 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.
Roberto Lovato is a writer and journalist working out of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. Lovato is a recipient of a crisis reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center. His journalistic work spans the entire hemisphere and centers on issues of 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. Lovato is a co-founder of Dignidad Literaria is a grassroots campaign for greater Latinx inclusion in the United States publishing industry that has grabbed the attention of activists and publishing executives alike.
Wednesday, 9/16/2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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