Both events are FREE and open to the public.
Texas A&M University
When: Wednesday March 6th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: MSC conference room
St. Edwards University
When: Thursday, March 7th from 6:30-7:30
Where: Mabee C ballroom in Ragsdale
The cross campus presentations will entail discussions led by Professor/Writer/Activist David S. McCabe regarding the moral obligation that educators must bear in supporting the rights of undocumented students; his work with Dreamers and the DREAM act; the work of writing in pursuit of Social Justice as well as the challenges faced by novice authors. A reading of McCabe's debut novel Without Sin (ISBN: 978-0-86534-878-3, $24.95), Q&A and a book signing will follow.
Without Sin is a work of literary fiction inspired by actual events that took place in Oceanside, California where the FBI, INS and San Diego County Sheriff shut down a sex trafficking ring that exploited young, undocumented women and children. The novel chronicles the exploits of a border patrol agent and an ill-starred seventeen-year-old Mexican prostitute as they struggle to come to terms with the increasing violence and changing politics that govern the borderlands dividing their countries.
Without Sin was recognized as a semi-finalist with the William Faulkner Words and Music Competition and the California State Library and the California Center for the Book have presented Without Sin with the 2013 Book to Action award. This is a prestigious grant and award is given to works of literature that speak to challenging issues and compel readers to take positive action to address them.
About the Author
David McCabe is the Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program at Pasadena City College and has been an educator in Southern California for over 21 years where he has worked closely with migrant children and their families. During his career he has had to confront such serious issues as child abuse, drug use and molestation as well as help children and their families gain access to the services they needed while coping with fears surrounding their immigration status.
McCabe has written and presented numerous academic papers concerning curriculum and policy issues impacting education and currently serves as a school board trustee for the Nuview Union School District in Southern California.