October 8 – Shanty on One Side, Suburbia on the Other: A Book Talk with Jason DeParle
New York Times journalist Jason DeParle first encountered the subject of his new book, Rosalie Villanueva, over thirty years ago when he stayed with her family during a fellowship to study shanty town life in the Philippines. Join Spotlight for a conversation with DeParle on A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century and the journey that brought Rosalie from poverty to a middle-class life with her family in the Houston suburbs. The discussion will be moderated by Washington Post White House reporter Seung Min Kim and will focus on the book and the broader lessons around immigration, assimilation, and economic opportunity. Books will be made available for sale and signing at the event with a light reception to follow the discussion. The event will be held in Washington, DC from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET. Space is limited.