“The Walk of the Immigrants” Oct. 9

LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Flores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!