July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa City native Daniel Blue Tyx will read from and talk about Angry Tias: Cruelty and Compassion on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Danie Blue Tyx grew up in Iowa City. For the last ten years he has been living on the U.S.-Mexico border, where he works as a freelance writer. His new book gives readers an inside view of the child separation policy, and how "an eclectic group of fed-up border women and under-resourced lawyers transformed their initial shock and anger at the horrors taking place in their communities into a grassroots movement for democracy and accountability."  

Hearing first-hand the stories of those seeking asylum in the U.S. and how ordinary people advocate for them remains part of our wrestling with border issues. And as an Iowan, Daniel Blue Tyx links us to an area that can seem far removed from the Midwest.