UCSC graduate and undergraduate students, please join us in conversation with Reyna Grande!

Event Date/Time
2018-09-25T05:45:24

UCSC graduate and undergraduate students, please join us in conversation with Reyna Grande!

Reyna Grande (author, advocate, UCSC alumni --Kresge ‘99-- and first-gen college graduate) will meet with UCSC students in advance of her book launch!

The conversation with the author will take place from Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00pm to 6:45pm in the lounge at Peace United Church, 900 High Street (see flyer attached). 

This event is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Space is limited to 75 students.

The first 50 students who RSVP and also attend the event will get a FREE copy of Reyna's book. 

Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsorsBookshop Santa CruzThe Humanities Institute, First Generation InitiativeKresge CollegeYear of the Alumni, and the Research Center for the Americas.

More about the book launch event

Following the student conversation with the author at 7pm in the Sanctuary at Peace United Church, 900 High Street, UC Santa Cruz alumna and first-generation college graduate, Reyna Grande, will discuss her new memoir, A Dream Called Home, in conversation with Micah Perks. Event details.

About the author

A Dream Called Home is Reyna Grande's lyrical and moving follow-up to The Distance Between Us. The memoir tells the story of her pursuit to become the first in her family to earn a college degree and to find her place in her adoptive country.

She persevered and made the impossible possible--she went from being an undocumented immigrant to an award-winning and bestselling author. Her dreams of being the first in her family to graduate from college and to break the cycle of poverty that had trapped her family for generations took her along a difficult path, but led her to finding the one thing she had desperately longed for ever since her parents left her behind in Mexico--a home.

For accommodations, please email firstgen@ucsc.edu