Yesterday, when I posted an extensive blog entry, forgot to include a reminder that I’m giving a talk about Peace Corps and my book at Riverby Books. See notice below:
WED. MAY 26, BOOK READING ON CAPITOL HILL, for the regular A Space Inside series. Reading and discussion by 40-year Hill resident Barbara Joe, author of award-winning memoir, Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras, 7-8:30 pm, at Riverby Books, 417 E. Capitol St. SE, (202) 543-4342, www.riverbybooks.com. Books will be for sale at discount and signed by the author (also available on Amazon.com). Author’s proceeds help fund Honduras education and health projects. Even if you already have the book, tell your friends, and join in the discussion (and have wine and cheese).
Just a couple items from local Spanish-language newspapers that come out today. One says that Manuel Zelaya has proposed a plan of reconciliation that recognizes the election of Porfirio Lobo (last Nov.) and also asks for the resignation of those involved in the “coup” that removed him from office. Additionally, an editorial in Washington Hispanic labels the little girl, who mentioned to Michelle Obama that her mother has "no papers," as "symbolic of immigrant children," in that many kids born in this country have undocumented parents and experience the same fears as that child. Homeland Security, reportedly, is not going to be looking for the mother to deport her.