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For Immediate Release


Author Paul Cuadros Reads on Campus Dec. 2


Award winning investigative reporter Paul Cuadros will speak on campus Fri., Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Cuadros will read from his book, “Home on the Field: How One Championship Soccer Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America.” He tells the story of members of a Latino soccer team in Siler City, which he coached. As the young students struggled to achieve academic and athletic success, the town was faced with its attitudes and perceptions of Latino immigrants. His team won North Carolina’s state soccer championship in 2004.

Students enrolled in Introduction to Spanish classes at CVCC are reading the book.

Cuadros has written about issues of race and poverty for more than 15 years. He worked for The Chicago Reporter, where he won several awards for his reporting on housing, health care for the poor, and immigration issues. While working for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., he helped write the books “The Buying of the Congress” and “The Cheating of America, How the Rich Cheat on their Taxes.”

Cuadros's family moved to the United States from Peru in 1960. He has written for Time magazine and, among others. In 1999 Cuadros won an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about the impact of the large numbers of Latino poultry workers in rural towns in the South. He moved to Pittsboro, N.C., to conduct his research and stayed on to document the growing Latino community in the Southeast.

He is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill.  

For more information about the reading, contact humanities faculty Donna Ross, 828-327-7000, ext. 4111, or


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