March 28, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Author and broadcast correspondent Alicia Alarcón will give a talk titled “I Write for Changes” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Spanish Department and the Corliss Lamont Lectureship for a Peaceful World, the lecture will be in English and is free and open to the public.

Born in Jocotepec, Jalisco, México, Alarcón has been living in the United States for 20 years. She has worked for La Opinion, Univision and CNN en español, and now has a radio program on Radio Unica in Los Angeles. Her new book of border-crossing testimonies, La Migra me hizo los mandados/ The Border Patrol Ate my Dust, has been simultaneously released in Spanish and in English. It offers personal stories of experiences at the border between Mexico and the United States, which provide a human soul to an otherwise warlike situation.

For more information contact Lucia Suarez at or 413/542-2102.