Rachel Nolan, Boston University
“We are here because you were there: Surviving civil wars and migrating from El Salvador and Guatemala”
Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The 2023 MAS Alvarez Seminar will take place over the months of February and March 2023: The topic is Global Migration and Challenges at the U.S. - Mexico Border.
The first guest speaker, Rachel Nolan is a historian and journalist who writes mostly about Central America. Her book, Children for Export: International Adoption from Guatemala, will be published by Harvard University Press in January 2024. In addition to her academic work, she has reported from Guatemala, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and the U.S.—among other countries—on subjects ranging from Indigenous migration to abortion crimes trials to deportations. She contributes to publications including The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, the New York Review of Books and Salvadoran investigative news outlet El Faro.
Thursday, February 2 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
William Knox Holt Center Dining Room
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212