Upcoming Events » Award-Winning Author & Immigration Attorney to Speak at MCC

March 2, 2011 10:30 am
Free and open to the public
MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room
50 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA 01852
Maria Cunha

Middlesex Community College will host Iris Gomez, an award-winning writer and respected immigration attorney, in a special program titled Writing the Immigrant Girl’s Experience at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, in MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell. Admission is free and open to the public.

A nationally recognized expert on the rights of immigrants in the United States, and an award-winning poet, Gomez will share her experiences as an immigrant, author and advocate. Her new novel, Try to Remember, tells the story of Gabriela, a smart and engaging teenage immigrant, who faces more than the usual coming-of-age problems.

An immigrant from Cartagena, Colombia, Gomez spent her formative years in Miami. She is the author of two poetry collections, Housicwhissick Blue (2003) and When Comets Rained (2004), which earned a national poetry prize from the University of California. A respected public-interest immigration lawyer and law-school lecturer, Gomez has represented civil rights groups and individuals in numerous high-impact cases.

For more information about Iris Gomez at MCC, contact Maria Cunha at 978-656-3104 or Pat Demaras at 978-656-3256.

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