Collection Drive for Richmond-Area Migrant Children to Culminate at Common Book Talk

November 13, 2018

VCU professor Anita Nadal and Harry Pacheco of VCU's Barnes and Noble stand with students as part of a children's book drive

While the crisis facing undocumented children in the United States can seem overwhelming, the VCU community is rallying around this cause through a collection drive called “Solidaridad y Apoyo en Richmond” (Solidarity and Support in Richmond). The drive will culminate Wednesday evening at 6 in the Siegal Center as part of a public lecture by  Valeria Luiselli, author of “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions,” a book about the plight of undocumented children facing deportation from the United States, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s 2018 Common Book.

“Solidaridad y Apoyo en Richmond” is collecting donations for migrant children of: new or gently used stuffed animals; children's books (especially Spanish/English);  winter coats; and nonperishable food items. The drive was organized by Tito Luna, neighborhood outreach director in the VCU Division of Community Engagement, and Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies and ambassador for the Division of Inclusive Excellence.

Learn more about the drive and book lecture through the full VCU News article.