CHAC’s participation in this year’s “The Big Read” (the book was entitled Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea) involves Poughkeepsie Journal columnist Peter Leonard speaking about the hot topic of immigration in the Latino community and a multi-generational family group of Mexican musicians called Bohemio performing on Saturday 10/22 at 8:00 pm. Mexican foods will be served as well. Cash donations to CHAC will be accepted as well as food stuffs for Dutchess Outreach’s Food Pantry.
Peter Leonard, retired after 30 years as a teacher and administrator at Vassar College, a longtime Poughkeepsie Journal columnist and local radio host. In 1998 he won the Inter-American Press Association Award for his reporting on the immigration of people from Oaxaca Mexico to Poughkeepsie New York.