Assimilation and Belonging - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

Assimilation and Belonging

  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: The Russell Hill Rogers Tent
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 12:15 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

In You Sound Like a White Girl, bestselling author Julissa Arce questions the myth that assimilation leads to happiness and belonging for immigrants and calls for a celebration of our uniqueness, our origins, our heritage, and the beauty of the differences that make us Americans.

This session will be live streamed on the San Antonio Book Festival’s YouTube channel. Unable to join us in person?


About the Author

Julissa Arce - The San Antonio Book Festival

Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is a nationally recognized author, sought-after speaker, producer, and social changemaker. She is the best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. Arce is a Crooked Media contributor and a frequent writer for TIME Magazine, and has provided political commentary across numerous TV networks including NBC News, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and MSNBC. She is the co-founder of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students regardless of their immigration status. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. You Sound Like a White Girl is Arce’s latest book.


Julissa Arce - The San Antonio Book Festival

Cat Cardenas

Cat Cardenas is a writer and photographer from San Antonio. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Texas Tribune, Teen Vogue, and Paper Magazine. Since joining Texas Monthly in 2019, she’s interviewed drag queens and politicians, written about immigration, Texas history, film, music, and the state’s Latinx community.

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