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The Future Prefigured: Nicaragua, Migration, and Climate Disasters
Start Date: 2/1/2019Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/1/2019End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
Writer Douglas Haynes will read from his 2017 book Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters, a cautionary tale of urban inequality and climate change that recounts the true stories of two Nicaraguan migrant families’ quests to survive in Managua, one of the world’s most disaster- prone cities. Haynes followed these families for five years, learning firsthand how their new lives in the city are a tightrope walk between unprecedented opportunities and chronic insecurity. He will also discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis in Nicaragua, which he recently reported on for The Progressive.
Douglas Haynes is a writer and associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is also a UWM Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Regional Faculty Associate. Haynes is the author of the narrative nonfiction book Every Day We Live Is the Future and the poetry chapbook Last Word. His writing has also regularly appeared in Orion, The
Progressive, Terrain, and many other publications.

Coffee and a light reception to follow the talk. Free and open to the public.
Location Information:
Marquette University  (View Map)
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-7250
Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Julia Paulk
Phone: 414-288-6300
Email: julia.paulk@marquette.edu
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