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Center for Critical Race Studies Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Jimmy Santiago Baca

During the week of Jan. 26-31, the Center for Critical Race Studies will welcome 2015 Scholar-in-Residence Jimmy Santiago Baca. The week's events will include a writer's workshop, faculty development seminars, and a special screening of the documentary, "A Place to Stand."

Born in New Mexico, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, Baca developed a love for reading and writing during a five-year incarceration in a maximum security prison. Baca has devoted his post-prison life to writing and teaching others who are overcoming hardship. He has conducted hundreds of writing workshops in prisons, community centers, libraries and universities throughout the country.

Jimmy Santiago Baca Event Poster