The Displaced: An Evening with Laila Lalami, Shobha Rao, & Luis Urrea (2017)
This event happened on April 7th 2017 at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Four Moroccans cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat bound for Spain. A Mexican village is left empty of men who have fled to the United States in search of economic opportunity. A new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the India-Pakistan border. Laila Lalami in Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Shobha Rao in An Unrestored Woman, and Luis Urrea in Into the Beautiful North speak to lives that are never stationary and to communities that have been uprooted. They came together on-stage to read from their work, and discussed what it means to be a citizen in our volatile world.