A Good Provider is One Who Leaves
One Family and Migration in the 21st Century
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Migration is changing the world–reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age—the age of global migration.
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves gives new meaning to “immersion journalism.” DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. Expertly combining the personal and panoramic, DeParle presents a family saga and a global phenomenon.
Join the New America's Fellows Program and Solid State Books for a conversation with Jason DeParle, author of A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, and Cecilia Muñoz, Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America, about our new age of global migration.
Follow the conversation online using #GoodProvider and following @NAFellows.
Registration to begin at 6:30 PM; conversation begins at 7 PM.
Jason DeParle, @JasonDeParle
2016 National Fellow, New America
Reporter, The New York Times
Author, One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century
Cecilia Muñoz, @cecmunoz
Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America
Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Obama Administration
Copies of One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Centurywill be available for purchase through our bookselling partner Solid State Books, and a book signing will follow the discussion