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International Seminar Series: Resisting silence for undocumented immigrants

Professional translator José Ángel N. will present “Resisting Silence: The Narrative of an Undocumented Mexican Immigrant” at the next International Seminar Series at noon Wednesday, November 28, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.

N. came to the United States from Mexico in the 1990s with a ninth-grade education. An undocumented immigrant, N. traveled to Chicago where he found access to ESL and GED classes. He eventually attended college and graduate school and became a professional translator. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The International Seminar Series offers the Illinois State campus and Bloomington-Normal communities weekly opportunities to learn about a wide range of international topics. Guest speakers are experts in their fields across a range of disciplines who cover a wide array of cultural, historical, political, and social topics.

International Seminar Series events are free and open to the public and occur every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. in the Bone Student Center. The fall 2018 series will focus on immigration. For a full schedule, see the Office of International Studies website.

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