All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
On Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., award-winning journalist and documentary photographer David Bacon will discuss the issues of labor, immigration, and international politics.
A reporter and documentary photographer for almost 20 years, Bacon was also a labor organizer for unions in which immigrant workers made up a large percentage of the membership.
Bacon’s book, The Children of NAFTA, was published in 2004. He recently completed a photo documentary project sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, Communities Without Borders, published in 2006. In his latest project, a traveling exhibit titled Living Under The Trees, Bacon photographed and interviewed indigenous Mexican migrants working in California’s farm fields.
Admission to the event is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.