LOS ANGELES—On Saturday, October 12 at 3 pm at the Washington Irving Branch Library, historian Francisco Balderrama will be discussing his book Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s
, and its pertinence to today’s immigration issues. Balderrama’s work explores the unconstitutional deportation of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression. During this forced removal, known as Repatriation, the U.S. government deported approximately 2 million people, 60% of which were U.S. Citizens and legal residents. Dr. Balderrama will be signing copies of his book afterwards. Free books while supplies last! Washington Irving Branch Library 4117 W Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018 Library and parking lot are ADA accessible. For more information, go to https://www.lapl.org/branches/washington-irving
This program is supported by California Humanities through a Library Innovation Lab Grant.