[act-ma] 10/6 Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines

Meredith Gray meredith.gray at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 15:16:15 PDT 2008


Attend this reading with author Stephanie Elizondo Griest on Monday, October
6.

Part memoir, part journalistic reportage, *Mexican Enough* illuminates how
we often cast off our identity in our youth, only to strive to find it again
as adults—and the lessons to be learned along the way.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest, a biracial American has long struggled with her
cultural identity, wondering if she is "Latina enough". In her new book,
Griest ventures to her mother's native Mexico to do a little root-searching
and improve her "Tarzan Lite" Spanish. *Mexican Enough* chronicles her
journey, from the narco-infested border town of Nuevo Laredo to the
highlands of Chiapas. She investigates the murder of a prominent gay
activist, sneaks into prison to meet with resistance fighters, rallies with
rebels in Oaxaca, and interviews scores of migrant workers and the families
they were forced to leave behind. Travel companions include a Polish thief,
a Border Patrol agent, and a Dominatrix.

Don't miss her! Griest will be discussing *Mexican Enough* as well as her
experiences traveling alone as a woman! To find our more about about her
click here <http://www.aroundthebloc.com/>.

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Monday, October 6 @ 7:00PM

Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA

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Co-sponsored with the Simmons Institute for Leadership and
Change<http://www.simmons.edu/silc/>,
the COF Global Opportunities
Center<http://www.colleges-fenway.org/global/index.html>,
and <a href=http://www.centerfornewwords.org>The Center for New Words</a>.

<a href=http://www.centerfornewwords.org>The Center for New Words</a> will
have books on sale at the event.  Can't make it? Buy the book
here<http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/NASApp/store/Product?s=showproduct&affiliateId=NWL&isbn=9781416540175>to
support CNW
and women's bookstores!

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For more information on upcoming events focusing on the the power and
creativity of words and ideas to strengthen the voice of progressive and
marginalized women in society, visit the Boston Women's Calendar at
http://www.centerfornewwords.org/community/.

Contact Jaclyn Friedman at The Center for New Words:

617-876-5310

jaclyn at centerfornewwords.org
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