Warren Binford - "Hear My Voice/Eschucha mi voz"

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Warren Binford, Project Amplify

Editor Warren Binford of Project Amplify will discuss her book Hear My Voice/Eschucha mi Voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States. She will be joined in conversation by Michael Garcia Bocheneck of Human Rights Watch. 

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Presented in partnership with IndiesUnite! and Bookshop.org

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About Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: Every day, children in migration are detained at the US-Mexico border. They are scared, alone, and their lives are in limbo. Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz shares the stories of 61 these children, from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Mexico, ranging in age from five to seventeen--in their own words from actual sworn testimonies. Befitting the spirit of the project, the book is in English on one side; then flip it over, and there's a complete Spanish version.

Illustrated by 17 Latinx artists, including Caldecott Medalist and multiple Pura Belpré Illustrator Award-winning Yuyi Morales and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award-winning Raὺl the Third. Includes information, questions, and action points. Buying this book benefits Project Amplify, an organization that supports children in migration.

About the Editor: Warren Binford is Project Amplify's lead organizer and an internationally recognized children's rights scholar and advocate who holds a tenured position as Professor of Law and serves as the Director of the Clinical Law Program at Willamette University. She founded Willamette's Child and Family Advocacy Clinic, which has provided pro bono legal support to children and families in crisis as well as guidance on legislation and public policy. Project Amplify is a national campaign launched to establish legal protections for children in government care so that the brutality discovered at the border never happens again. 

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