Hispanic author discusses civil rights movement through Latin-American immigrant’s eyes

Media Advisory for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016


In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Argentina-born and Alabama-bred author and illustrator Lila Quintero Weaver will give a talk on Tuesday, Jan. 19, about her graphic memoir, Darkroom, a book about growing up in an immigrant family from Latin America during some of the most tumultuous years of the civil rights movement. The talk is free, bilingual and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.


The event is part of the Augusta University Libraries program series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

When and where:

6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.

Media Opportunities:

Quintero Weaver will be available for interviews. Video and photo opportunities will also be available. For more information about the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series, please visit gru.edu/latino or contact Erin Prentiss at eprentiss@gru.edu or 706-667-4912.

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