Pilar Marrero to participate in political discussion panel at the LA Times Festival of Books – Saturday

Immigration / Killing the American Dream / April 18, 2013

Pilar Marrero, Senior Political and Immigration writer for La Opinion and author of the book “Killing the American Dream, How anti immigration extremists are destroying the nation”, will participate as a panelist in the LA Times Festival of Books this Saturday April 20th. The Festival is taking place this weekend in the campus of the University of Southern California.

Marrero, whose book discusses the last 25 years of immigration policy and how we got to the point of crisis with a broken down system and a hate filled discourse that doesn´t serve the nation, is participating in the panel called “American Disunion”, to take place this coming Saturday 20 at NOON at Taper Hall Room 101 inside of the USC Campus. See a searchable map here or come to the Festival and ask to be directed to TAPER HALL. Entrance to the Festival is free but parking in the campus is 10 dollars per car.

Other panelists in “American Disunion”, an hour long discussion about the hot political issues of our time, including immigration, are Robert Sheer, journalist and panelist from KCRW´s Left, Right, and Center and author of The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street and Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of “Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party”.

The discussion will be led by journalist Ronald Brownstein, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Editorial Director of The National Journal.

A limited amount of tickets for the hour long panel, while supplies last, are distributed on site at the Festival of Books ticketing booth on the day of the Conversation — free of service charges. Visit booth #464. There will also be a standby line at the venue and if ticketholders have not arrived for the panel by 15 minutes prior to its start, we will let in people from the standby line to fill those seats.

After the conversation, authors will be signing books. There will be a sign at the venue indicating where the book signing will occur.


Pilar Marrero
Pilar Marrero is a journalist and author with long experience in covering social and political issues of the Latino community in the United States. She is one of the foremost experts on immigration politics in the US media world and has covered the issue extensively over her years as a reporter. In 2012, Pallgrave McMillan published her first book, Killing the American Dream, which chronicles the last 25 years of immigration policy mishaps in the United States and their consequences for the country´s economic future. The book was also published in Spanish by Penguin Books with the title “El Despertar del Sueño Americano”. She also has taught journalism at UCLA Extension and Cal State Northridge and recently covered the 2016 Presidential campaign for Impremedia, a company with media outlets in 15 markets across the US, including the flagship La Opinion Newspaper in Los Angeles. Other newspapers in the company include El Diario in New York, La Raza in Chicago and Rumbo in Houston, Texas. She is now working on documenting and writing about the impact of President Donald Trump’s policies on the immigrant community. She is fluent in Spanish and English and she’s studying the Greek language.

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