Like the California of the 1990s, Arizona is where immigration politics have clashed most fiercely in the last decade or so. In their new book Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance, journalists Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block dive deeply into the changing politics of Arizona, examining Joe Arpaio’s rise to prominence and the intensity of efforts to defeat him at the ballot box. In a conversation with me, the authors will discuss the changing politics of migration in Arizona and their efforts to cover a story full of big personalities and impactful policies.
Jude Joffe-Block joined The Associated Press in 2020. Before that, she reported on immigration for more than a decade for outlets that include NPR and the Guardian. Terry Greene Sterling is Editor at Large for the Arizona Center of Investigative Reporting, Affiliated Faculty and Writer in Residence at the Cronkite School, a three-time Arizona Journalist of the Year, and the author of a previous book, Illegal.
Join us for Chronicling Arizona’s Immigration Politics on Tuesday, December 7, at 12:00 pm Eastern. Part of the Charlas on Migration series that I launched a few months ago, this conversation is free, open to the public, and accessible online. Registration is required.