River to River
1:00 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Immigration Experiences

New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and well-respected commentator Steven V. Roberts has always been fascinated by his grandparents’ migration to America from the Old World nearly one hundred years ago, and he traced their story in his stirring memoir 'My Fathers’ Houses'. In his latest book, 'From Every End of this Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America', he explores the contemporary immigrant experience. Roberts will discuss his latest work during a stop at the Des Moines Central Library. Later in the hour, a conversation with Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certified interpreter who translated at the federal hearings in Waterloo after the 2008 immigration raid at Agri-Processors, Inc. in Postville.

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