The Glen Avon Regional Library in Jurupa Valley, California selected Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario and the theme of “journeys” for their Book to Action series in 2020. When plans for a community art show and reception were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ivan Aguirre created an online space for community members to connect and share their journeys, artwork, stories, and multimedia. The site also provides free access to the Eternos Indocumentados documentary along with a recording of Ivan’s interview with director, Jennifer Cárcamo and Dr. Steven Osuna, embedded below and available at https://youtu.be/SDcRXOo-4gU.
About Eternos Indocumentados
Eternos Indocumentados is a documentary on the true stories of Central American immigrants seeking U.S. asylum. The film boldly dives into the ordeals migrants have and continue to face on their journeys from their homelands through militarized borders and through to the detention centers here in the United States.
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About the Glen Avon Regional Library
Follow the The Journey website from the library for more information, interviews, and submissions to be added in the coming weeks. The Glen Avon Regional Library is part of the Riverside County Library System. For questions about this Book to Action series, please contact Ivan Aguirre.
About Book to Action
Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.