Monthly Archives: March 2013

City of God Pages 53-99

 The Author Gil Cuadros: Born in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 1962 Died on October 04, 1996 at the age of 34 One of the first recipients of the PEN Center USA/West grant to writers with HIV Awarded the 1991 … Continue reading

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Susan Sontag, HIV/AIDS Handout

AIDS as Metaphor: Body Politic and Culture of Surveillance By Desi Wimberly and John Wilkinson Susan Sontag: (1933-2004) Born in New York, raised in Tuscon, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. Sontag is a celebrated writer and academic who, among her … Continue reading

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Drown: Negocios & No Face Handout

Discussion by Ernie Abreu & Nelson Veras Summary (Negocios) *Cheats on wife, lies to father in-law in order to secure money and come to U.S to make more money *When arriving in Miami, he sends money to support family but … Continue reading

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Ysrael & Drown Handout

Drown by Junot Diaz Handout discussion leaders: Pat Murphy and Iris Foley   About Diaz -born in the Dominican Republic in 1968 -had a strained relationship with his father -books include: Drown, This is How You Lose Her, and The … Continue reading

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Dominicans: From the Durate to the George Washington Bridge Hand Out

By Brittany and Lisette Trujillo- Dictator of Dominican Republic “if the police were looking for you,” …“you dared not run away. If you did, they would come and kill all the members of your family. So people just sat in … Continue reading

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Raising Victor Vargas Handout

Raising Victor Vargas By: Amber Jones and Sabryne Vidal Background: Victor Vargas is a Dominican teenager who lives on the Lower East Side of New York City with his Grandmother, little brother Nino, and little sister Vicki. He endures the … Continue reading

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