• Sep 30, 2010

Paul Cuadros: “A Home On The Field”

  • 5:30 PM
  • North Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

On September 30th, the Houston Institute hosts author and TIME reporter Paul Cuadros, who will talk about his non-fiction narrative book, A Home On the Field. The book chronicles one small Southern town’s decision to start up a soccer team in its increasingly Hispanic public school. This is a story of the team’s struggle to win acceptance among the Anglo establishment of Siler City, North Carolina and on a playing field dominated by white soccer organizations who looked at the Latino players as interlopers. The story is a deeply personal one. Cuadros himself helped to found and coached the team, taking a bunch of young street footballers through triumphs and defeats to come in reach of a state championship. Cuadros will read from his compelling book and talk about the way immigration from Central and South America is transforming the American South. The talk will be held at 5:30 pm in Austin Hall (North Classroom) and light refreshments will be served.