Julissa Arce's memoir, 'My Underground American Dream,' will be featured at the Madras COCC campus.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The author's talk will be livestreamed to Madras COCC.As a part of the Central Oregon Community College "Season of Nonviolence," the Jefferson County Library will join with Madras COCC in presenting two events on the topic of undocumented immigrants on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Julissa Arce, author and undocumented immigrant, who rose to become a Wall Street executive, will deliver a livestream presentation on her memoir, "My Underground American Dream," at the Madras COCC campus, 1170 E. Ashwood Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Then on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the public is again invited to the Madras COCC community room to participate in a discussion on the topic of undocumented immigrant lives and issues.

All are invited to take part in an honest and respectful dialog. Lorene Forman, JCLD youth services specialist, along with Adriana Arizmendi, JCLD Spanish services, and members of the JCLD Teen Book Club will help facilitate the discussion. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Free copies of Julissa Arce's memoir "My Underground American Dream," are currently available both in English and in Spanish at the Jefferson County Library, 241 SE Seventh St., in Madras.

The public is encouraged to read Arce's memoir in advance of the two events, but everyone is welcome to attend the Tuesday livestream presentation and the Thursday community discussion, even if they have not read Arce's book.

For more information, contact Forman at 541-475-3351, ext. 2, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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