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2012 Spring Humanities Series: Dr. Francisco Jiménez

April 26, 2012, 2 am - 3:30 am

Civic Auditorium - Fireside Room, 323 E 4th Street, The Dalles, OR

Questions: Call (541) 506-6047
Cost: Free, suggested donation $5

About the Event

Join us in a community-wide shared reading experience. Read Reaching Out before April 25th. Books available at your college and local libraries. Pre-discussion group at the The Dalles Public Library: April 17, 7 - 8 pm.

Francisco Jiménez received his BA from Santa Clara University and an MA and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University under a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. His autobiographical books The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, La Mariposa, and The Christmas Gift have won several national literary awards, including the Américas Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Pura Belpré Honor Book Award, the Tomás Rivera Book Award, the Jane Addams Honor Book Award and the Carter C. Woodson National Book Award.

In 2002 he was selected U.S. Professor of the Year by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the University of San Francisco. He is currently the Fay Boyle Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University.

2012 Spring Humanities Series

This program is part of the 2012 Spring Humanities Series, "Voices Less Heard" presented by Columbia Gorge Community College and Gorge Literacy.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant programs. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support Oregon’s arts, heritage, and the humanities.

Local support provided by: CGCC Foundation, Friends of The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, C.H. Urness Motor Co., Griffith Motors, Les Schwab Tire Center, NW Natural, Orchard View Farms, & Ray Schultens Motors