October 2, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Madison: "The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez" with Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

Join the ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter and the Wisconsin Book Festival for a discussion with author Aaron Bobrow-Strain on his book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez.

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez uses her story to reveal the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border along the Rio Grande.


Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Professor of Politics, Whitman College

This event is free and open to the public. You can find out more about the book and author here.