LACUSL Speaker Series: “Every Day We Live Is the Future: Migration and Disaster in Nicaragua”

LACUSL Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 3:20pm
“Every Day We Live Is the Future: Migration and Disaster in Nicaragua”
Presented by Douglas Haynes, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
American Geographical Society Golda Meir Library 3rd Floor

In this presentation, writer Douglas Haynes will read from his new book Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters (University of Texas Press). This cautionary tale of urban inequality and climate change recounts the true stories of two Nicaraguan migrant families’ quests to survive in Managua, one of the world’s most disaster-prone cities. Through these families’ stories, the book provides a bottom-up view of the environmental, economic, and social forces shaping cities throughout Latin America and around the world.

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About the LACUSL Speaker Series:

The LACUSL Speaker Series brings together scholars, professionals, and students working in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies to discuss research, teaching, culture, current events, and other topics of interest to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Speaker Series is interdisciplinary, and draws on the expertise of faculty and graduate students in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the professional schools. All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the major in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies

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