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Local Author Book Talk: Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story

Sunday Mar 15, 2015, 2 p.m.

Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story, an illustrated discussion of her book, Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova

Raised in an elite, slave-holding Cuban family, Emilia Casanova spent most of her adult life in New York City, where she worked passionately for Cuba’s freedom from Spain and the black man’s freedom from servitude. A wife and mother, she created the first women’s political organization dedicated to supporting the rebel cause during Cuba’s Ten Years’ War. Puerto Rican and Latino Studies professor Virginia Sánchez-Korrol introduces the fascinating but little-known story of a Latin American activist to an English-speaking audience.

Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College, CUNY, Dr. Sánchez-Korrol has authored From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City, and co-edited Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. A resident of Piermont, New York, Sánchez-Korrol appears as commentator in films, and consults on Latino history for museum exhibits. She writes a blog about Puerto Ricans and Latinas for the Huffington Post.

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Mar 18, 2015, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selections:

  • March 18: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

  • April 15: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Join: the Book Club is seeking new members. Please call 845-359-4595 or e-mail us at info@piermontlibrary.org with your name, phone number, and e-mail address to join.

Adult-Child Book Club

Thursday Mar 19, 2015, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

Monthly: One Thursday each month

Bring your favorite adult to discuss a book and eat dessert!

January 15 - Book selection is: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Feburary 12
March 19

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