This fall, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts is participating for the ninth time in The Big Read, with the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  A faculty lecture series will be part of the celebration, and the third and final lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 1 p.m., with guest lecturer Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Associate Professor of History.  Dr. Thomas will present, “Dictatorship and Resistance in In the Time of the Butterflies” which will focus on ideas about rights and equality in the 20th-century Americas.  Her book, Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth Century New York City, traces the complex meanings of citizenship for Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Dr. Thomas’ new book is a study of the politics of human rights around the Americas in the wake of the social and political movements of the 1960s.

This free event will take place in the Writers House, Room 202. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  RCCA arts education programs are made possible in part with generous support from the Geraldine R. Dodge FoundationNew Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Subaru of America Foundation, and other generous supporters.