Book Talk: "The Fight to Save Juarez"
Thu, April 24, 2014 • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Balcony Room C, SAC 3.116
For almost two decades Ricardo Ainslie has devoted himself to working in communities in Texas and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities function and how individuals and cultural groups live within them. The Fight to Save Juarez, explores Mexico’s war against the drug cartels and the implications of this campaign for Mexico and the United States. The focus of the book is Ciudad Juarez, epicenter of Mexico’s war against organized crime, where thousands have died and where at one point 25% of the Mexican government’s forces fighting this war are deployed. The book reveals an intimate portrait of a city caught in the crossfire, where no one can escape the extraordinary violence that is taking place.
Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP by April 21, contact Allie Hersh.