Central American Studies

Guest Speaker Javier Zamora

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 9:30am

Zoom: https://csun.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItf-2vqTMqGNCbNDbA4yye6s2ozvMLQlHx

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Javier Zamora sitting on a jetty of rocks on the edge of water

Javier Zamora is an award winning author born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990.  When he was a year old, his father fled El Salvador due to the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War.  His mother followed her husband's footsteps in 1995 when Javier was about to turn five.  Zamora was left in the care of his grandparents who helped raise him until he migrated to the US when he was nine.  In his debut New York Times bestselling memoir, Solito, Javier retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert.  He travelled unaccompanied by boat, bus, and foot.  After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Central American and Transborder Studies, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund, and the CSUN Council of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Northridge.  This event is free and open to all.

Bilingual English and Spanish.  Este evento es gratuito y todes son bienvenides.  Bilingüe en inglés y español.