Documentary Viewing with Jimmy Baca

Date(s) - 01/27/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jimmy Santiago Baca is an award-winning American poet and writer of Chicano and Apache descent.

​While serving a five-year sentence in a maximum-security prison, he learned to read and began to turn his life around, eventually emerging as a prolific artist of the spoken and written word.

​He is a winner of the prestigious International Award for his memoir, “A Place to Stand,” which was made into a documentary by the same title in 2014. A Place to Stand will be screened at the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with the author.

Baca’s visit is sponsored by the Humanities Center, the Harold B. Lee Library, the English Reading Series, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University

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