A book signing and reception will precede the lecture from 4:30-5:00 PM.
Sam Quinones, a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction, will discuss his latest book titled Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic: The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crews from one small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza. The collision has led to America's greatest drug scourge.
Quinones is formerly a reporter with the L.A. Times, where he worked for 10 years. He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, the border and Mexico, where he lived, and wrote, from 1994 to 2004.
This lecture is free and open to the public.