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Quoted this Week: Julia Alvarez ’71 on Migrant Justice

November 13, 2014

"My activism comes through the telling of stories, and we really need a story here to understand what's happening to us," said Middlebury Writer in Residence Julia Alvarez ’71 in an interview with Vermont Public Radio this week.

Alvarez, who recently won the National Medal of Arts, was speaking about her experience with migrant workers in advance of an event for migrant justice at the Burlington Peace & Justice Center.

Alvarez earned her bachelor's degree at Middlebury in 1971 and later joined the English department faculty. She has written numerous books including the acclaimed How The García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, and  A Wedding in Haiti.

Read and listen to the interview on Vermont Public Radio, published Nov. 12, 2014.