2017-2018 Common Theme: Immigrant Voices

Every year, St. Edward’s chooses a Common Theme that creates a conversation across campus and guides programming for the coming year. We also choose a book that elaborates on this theme. All first-year students read the book over the summer and discuss it in their classes in the fall. We're excited to announce that our incoming students will read Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire by Margaret Regan. 

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There are approximately 11 million people living in the United States without documentation. Every day the U.S. holds 40,000 migrants in detention. We’ve all heard the statistics, but what are the stories behind those numbers? Detained and Deported tells the stories of people who are living undocumented in the U.S. Journalist Margaret Regan goes into detention centers and interviews the people imprisoned there, and she crosses the border to meet immigrants who have been deported and are desperate to get back to their homes, jobs, and families.

At St. Edward’s, one of our goals is to confront the critical issues in society and seek justice and peace. We look forward to confronting this critical issue with you next fall in class, at events related to the theme, and through service.

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