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UCONN Reads - The Refugees

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center

Asian American Heritage Observance opens with this year's UConn Reads selection - Pulitzer Prize Winner VIET THANH NGUYEN presenting his book, The Refugees.

Though we are widely recognized as a nation of immigrants, the migration of peoples to the United States has consistently occupied a vexed place in U.S. politics, not least in the current political climate. This year’s UConn Reads selection, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection ‘The Refugees,’ affords an opportunity for the University community to reflect upon and debate the hot-button issue of immigration.

The University of Connecticut’s UConn Reads program has been created to bring together the University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community.

This event is free and open to the public.


Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, UConn Master Calendar

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