The Deportee’s Wife: A solo performance by Giselle Stern Hernandez

CLAREMONT, California – November 16, 2009

Poet and playwright Giselle Stern Hernández will perform her dynamic solo piece, “The Deportee’s Wife,” on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The Deportee’s Wife uses Hernández’ own complex love story to reveal issues of race, class, and gender that surround the North American immigration debate. Born and raised in New York, Hernández married Roberto, a Mexican national, illegally residing in the U.S. at the time. Although Roberto had a legal right to remain in the U.S. after the marriage, he was deported and ordered not to return for 20 years. Hernández reconstructs her personal experience in words and images to inform audiences of our broken immigration system.

This event is co-sponsored by the Scripps College Malott Commons Office and CLSA (Chicano/Latino Student Affairs). For more information about the event, please contact the Malott Commons at (909) 607-9372, or visit the Scripps College website.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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