Dialogue with Journalist Óscar Martínez, Author of The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail Friday, March 13th from 5:30-7pm Alliance for Global Justice Headquarters, 225 E. 26th St.

Date: 

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 17:30

Dialogue with Journalist Óscar Martínez, Author of The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail
Friday, March 13th from 5:30-7pm
Alliance for Global Justice Headquarters, 225 E. 26th St.

You are cordially invited to join us for a dialogue with acclaimed El Salvadoran journalist and author Óscar Martínez.  Oscar would like to share some of his experiences as a an investigative journalist researching migrations from Central America to the United States, as well as learn more about how local Tucson activists are involved in the issues. 

The event is Free & Open to All!  Light refreshments served.

More about Óscar Martínez:

Óscar Martínez, the author of the critically acclaimed book, "The Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail," writes for ElFaro.net, the first online newspaper in Latin America. The original edition of his book, Los migrantes que no importan,was was published in 2010 by Icaria and El Faro, with a second edition by Mexico’s sur+ Ediciones in 2012. The English version was translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington and has an introduction by Francisco Goldman. Martinez is currently writing chronicles and articles for El Faro’s project, Sala Negra, investigating gang violence in Latin America and in the U.S., he has published in The Nation magazine. In 2008, Martínez won the Fernando Benítez National Journalism Prize in Mexico, and in 2009, he was awarded the Human Rights Prize at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador.

The Beast: Riding the Rails & Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail (Random House 2014)

An El Salvadoran investigative journalist for the Latin American gang violence project, El Faro, documents the recent abduction of 300 migrant workers from the border towns between Mexico and Arizona and how their disappearances reflect the increasing dangers facing migrants.

Sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice, UA Center for Latin American Studies, the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Tucson Festival of Books.  For more information contact Colin Deeds, colind@email.arizona.edu or call 626-7242. 

 

 

 

Oscar Martinez Presentations at the Tucson Festival of Books:

Workshop: Writing About the Border

A panel of noted authors discuss writing about the U.S.-Mexico border.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  
Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Events
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  

Panelists: Óscar MartínezMargaret ReganJay Treiber

 

A Human Face to Immigration

In the works of Oscar Martinez, Jay Treiber, and Maceo Montoya we find intimate portraits of lives ensnarled in the violence and poverty that grip Mexico and Central America. They give a human dimension to a crisis that might otherwise be viewed as merely a "political issue."

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  
Sat, Mar 14, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raices/Sales & Signing Area (following presentation) 

Panelists: Óscar MartínezMaceo MontoyaJay Treiber
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.

 

México en tinieblas

Al enfrentar México una de sus épocas más oscuras, Alfredo Corchado y Óscar Martínez nos relatan información de primera mano sobre el devastante impacto que ha caído sobre los ciudadanos Mexicanos y los migrantes rumbo al Norte debido al crimen y la corrupción.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  
Sun, Mar 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raices/Sales & Signing Area (following presentation) 

Panelists: Alfredo CorchadoÓscar Martínez
Moderator: Perla Trevizo

 

The Border Humanitarian Crisis: Causes and Realities

A conversation with El Salvadorean journalist and author of "The Beast" Oscar Martinez, Margaret Regan author of "Detained & Deported" and Peg Bowden, author of "Land of Hard Edges" about the complex historical causes and current realities of migration from Central America and Mexico to the U.S.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  
Sun, Mar 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Events
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  

Panelists: Peg BowdenÓscar MartínezMargaret Regan
Moderator: Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante

 

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