Only in New York Conversation at the City Museum of New York
6:30 pm18:30

Only in New York Conversation at the City Museum of New York

Julissa Arce, an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive talks about opportunity, struggle, and success with AJ Gogia, the "taxi guru" of Little India, Queens.

Please note that the start time of this program has changed from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
6:30 pm
: Doors to the auditorium, Ronay Menschel Hall, on the Museum's Ground Floor open

7:00 pm: The program begins

8:15 - 8:45 pm: Join us for a reception following the event in the Museum's Rotunda

Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history.

Reception to follow the program. 

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RISK! LA- Live in Hollywood
7:00 pm19:00

RISK! LA- Live in Hollywood

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets around a million downloads each month. called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”

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San Antonio Book Festival
10:00 am10:00

San Antonio Book Festival

April 8, 2017 - San Antonio Book Festival

“My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive” with Julissa Arce

Location: West Terrace

Start Time:

10:00 am

End Time:

10:45 am

Start of Signing: 11:00 am

Signing Location: Augusta Street

Tucson Book Festival
Mar 12

Tucson Book Festival

All that Glitters: Redefining Success

Monetary success did not fulfill these two dropouts from the world of high finance. When they rebooted their respective American Dreams they discovered that helping others to succeed was their real calling.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  

Panelists: Julissa ArceSam Polk
Moderator: Ford Burkhart

The Color of Success is Not Always Green

Undocumented and living in fear of discovery, Arce nevertheless had a successful Wall Street career as a vice president at Goldman Sachs and a director at Merrill Lynch before becoming a US citizen and an advocate for the rights of immigrant students.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices

Panelist: Julissa Arce
Moderator: Nancy Montoya

Learning Curve: Education and the Children of Immigrants

One in four young people in America is a child of immigrants, and for many a good education — the foundation upon which the American Dream is built — is out of reach. Connolly and Arce discuss the impact of these complex and often heart-breaking struggles on the individual and the community, and their broader implications for the nation. NOTE: Ms. Arce will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  

Panelists: Julissa ArceDaniel Connolly
Moderator: Montserrat Caballero

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Stories of the American Future at USHLI Conference (Chicago)
2:45 pm14:45

Stories of the American Future at USHLI Conference (Chicago)

Join us for a panel discussion during the 35th annual USHLI Conference.  Julissa will be doing a book signing after the panel. 

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Forum I: Stories of the American Future
Event Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers
Moderator: Dr. Rosita López - Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University

Julissa Arce - Political Commentator, Speaker, & Author
Raquel Zaldivar - Freelance Visual Journalist
Cindy Nava - Democratic Pool Analyst, New Mexico State Legislature

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