2016 Events

Spring 2016 Common Reader Lecture Series 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. 

Migration Across the Isthmus: History and a Personal Journey to Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MX 

Featured speaker: Dr. Charles Heath, SHSU
Associate Professor of History 
Olson Auditorium (AB4 Room 202) 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Immigration and Naturalization Law: Facts & Myths 

Featured Speaker: Audrey R. Biggar, Attorney 
Olson Auditorium (AB4 Room 202) 

Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 pm. 

Many Journeys: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Immigrant Teens 

Featured speaker: Dr. Amanda Venta, SHSU Assistant Professor of Psychology
Olson Auditorium (AB4 Room 202) 

Monday – Thursday, April 18 – 21, 2016 

WASH Program Art Exhibit & Inflatopia
LSC Art Gallery & Mall 

Enrique’s Journey Publisher Summary


"Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: 'This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey.' Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview and more, this is a classic of contemporary America."