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  • The author speaks

    I got a response from Mr. Urrea this week answering the questions some of us had about his book, The Devil's Highway . I'll post his response here. The questions I asked him in my email were: Why did you write the book? And, are you in touch with any of the survivors? Here is his response: "...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 09-07-2007
  • The Book

    We had a great brown-bag discussion of The Devil's Highway last Saturday. Near the end of the event, we came up with a few questions for Mr. Urrea, the author, so I've been waiting to post until I heard back from him. Well, he hasn't responded yet, but I promise I will let you know when he...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 08-03-2007
  • Panel Wrap-up

    The panel discussion on immigration Monday evening at City Hall was lively. A crowd of about 50 people were in attendance, and many stayed until the end to ask questions of the panelists. Reverend Dr. William Sappenfield served as the moderator and each panelist got approximately two minutes to answer...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-26-2007
  • Immigration Panel Discussion Monday night moved to Council Chambers

    We've moved the Immigration Panel Discussion from the library to the Council Chambers in City Hall. The acoustics are better at this location, plus the disucssion will be videotaped and podcasted. If you can't make the discussion (Monday night, 7-9 PM), it will be broadcast live on Channel 10...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-19-2007
  • Los Trabajadores/ The Workers

    Monday night, the documentary film, Los Trabajadores/The Workers screened at the library. I was pleased with the attendance (28); clearly there are folks in Round Rock who care about the immigration issue and how it affects us here in central Texas. The film's director, Heather Courtney, was in attendance...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-11-2007
  • One side of the story

    The Dustin Inman Society was featured on NPR this week. This grassroots group advocates securing America's borders and enforcing deportation "in such a way that creates an inhospitable climate so that illegal immigrants will leave, and employers won't hire them," said president of the...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-06-2007
  • Legal Ease?: Breaking the Ice

    I heard on the news today that in a recent poll, most Americans didn't understand the terms of the Immigration Bill that went before Congress last week. That makes sense to me--so many of us have opinions about immigration, but few of us take the time to really learn and understand the issue in all...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 07-05-2007
  • Beginning our Journey

    Since I finished reading the book, I realize I really don't know a lot about the issue of immigration. This weekend, I set out to educate myself. For this post, I'll start with listing some good websites, links and facts about immigration. For my next post, I'll get into some resources and...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 06-23-2007
  • Hit the Road: The Devil's Highway

    In May 2001, 26 men crossed the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona and only 12 made it out alive. Round Rock Reads! has begun! On May 31, Mayor Nyle Maxwell announced the winning book for Round Rock's first community-wide book club. The book is entitled The Devil's Highway by...
    Posted to Round Rock Reads! (Weblog) by Sarah Samson on 06-19-2007
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