March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Julissa Arce

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Julissa Arce is a nationally recognized author, speaker and social justice advocate who, with America Ferrera, is currently developing and executive producing a television series for a major network optioned from her best-selling memoir, "My (Underground) American Dream." Her young adult memoir, "Someone Like Me" is used in classrooms across the country. Arce is a Crooked media contributor. She is a frequent writer for TIME Magazine and has provided political commentary across numerous TV networks including NBC News, Bloomberg TV, CNN and MSNBC. She is the founder of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students regardless of their immigration status.

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You Sound Like a White Girl
The Case for Rejecting Assimilation
Nuestras Raices
Flatiron Books
March 2022
ISBN 9781250787019
208 pages

My (Underground) American Dream
My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive
Nuestras Raices
Center Street
September 2017
ISBN 9781455540266
320 pages

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