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Author to discuss immigration at Conexion Comunidad

The Sycamore History Museum, Conexion Comunidad and Illinois Humanities will host a presentation by Eduardo Cabrera, who will discuss his play, “La inmigración a través de la obra Los inmigrantes,” at 7 p.m. March 1.
The Sycamore History Museum, Conexion Comunidad and Illinois Humanities will host a presentation by Eduardo Cabrera, who will discuss his play, “La inmigración a través de la obra Los inmigrantes,” at 7 p.m. March 1.

The Sycamore History Museum and Conexion Comunidad will host author Eduardo Cabrera as he discusses passages from his play, “La inmigración a través de la obra los inmigrantes,” found in his book, “Teatro Breve.” He also will take questions from the audience.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Conexión Comunidad, 637 N. Eleventh St. in DeKalb.

The topic of immigration is related to the Sycamore History Museum’s current exhibit, “Adventures To and From Sycamore.” The display explores Swedish immigration to Sycamore in the1840s and Mexican immigration in the 1970s.

“We are excited about partnering with Conexion Comunidad to explore this topic,” Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, said in a news release.

Cabrera will explore issues related to the experiences of Hispanic immigrants to the United States, including immigration, fears and tensions they experienced, relationships with family and friends in their native countries and issues related to adaption and simulation.

Through a grant from Altrusa, copies of “Teatro Breve” are available at the Sycamore Public Library, DeKalb Public Library, Cortland Community Library and Genoa Public Library.

Cabrera is a professor of Spanish and chairman of the department of modern languages at Millikin University. He also is the chief reader for AP Spanish Literature and Culture appointed by the College Board and Educational Testing Service. 

The presentation is made possible through the support of the Illinois Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be given in Spanish.

For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit sycamorehistory.org.

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