One Book One Siouxland

“Consequences of the Raid,” written by Cecilia Salazar, is a story that takes place on a dairy farm in Northwest Iowa. It conveys the experiences of the farm’s hardworking immigrant employees like Claudia, her husband, Armando, and their family members and friends. It especially focuses on the horrifying day that the Immigration officer came to the farm to arrest and deport Felipe.

The story is true and is based on a raid that took place in Northwest Iowa in the winter of 2008. The names of the people it depicts have been changed. What follows is an adapted excerpt.

“Consequences of the Raid,” written by Cecilia Salazar, is a story that takes place on a dairy farm in Northwest Iowa. It conveys the experiences of the farm’s hardworking immigrant employees like Claudia, her husband, Armando, and their family members and friends. It especially focuses on the horrifying day that the Immigration officer came to the farm to arrest and deport Felipe.

The story is true and is based on a raid that took place in Northwest Iowa in the winter of 2008. The names of the people it depicts have been changed. What follows is an adapted excerpt.

The Dove

May 28, 2019

“The Dove, ” written by Julie Blythe, portrays the personal histories of two Mexican teenagers: Gabi, a young woman of just 15 who lived near Acapulco, and Paco, a 19-year old man from Baja California. Separately, each youth made the difficult decision to leave the hardships of Mexico in search of a better life in the United States. They eventually meet and marry in Iowa

The following is an adapted excerpt of “The Dove.”

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Cultural Continuum 5-03-19

May 3, 2019

Cultural Continuum returns after a bit of a layoff and it's Cinco de Mayo this week.  Also Watermelon Slim returns to Vangarde and Sioux City Chamber Music Association wraps up the year with a look ahead to a Carnegie Hall concert with a couple of gents with Sioux City ties.

Cultural Continuum 4.12.19

Apr 12, 2019

Morningside College looks at the world from the vantage point of a Gen Z'er, there's Didgeridoo and Morlix at Vangarde Arts, the final weekend of Small Jokes about Monsters at LAMB.

Cultural Continuum 4-05-19

Apr 5, 2019

One Book One Siouxland continues, Tolerance Week begins, the Sioux City Symphony has two composers, a DJ and a Grammy winnig Soprano not to mention an after-party in the Woodbury County Court House and you can learn how to play the tin sandwich at Vangarde Arts.

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“Maria” is a story based on the true experiences of a young Mexican mother living in Northwest Iowa. It describes the hardships that forced Maria to leave her family, and the daily struggles she endures. Julie Blythe, the story’s author, frames Maria’s own journal entries within a stirring and heart-wrenching narrative. We present adapted excerpts of Maria’s journal entries.

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Cultural Continuum 3-29-19

Mar 29, 2019

One Book One Siouxland has many events starting in April, also Small Wonders writer Jim Schaap does some live readings and book signings. Vangarde is very busy with the blues and NISO's spring concert features the "King of Instruments".

Cultural Continuum 4-20-18

Apr 20, 2018

Travis Morgan joins Steve to talk about the epic West Side Story production with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. There is also live theater, a bevy of Earth Day events, art at a yoga studio and your usual assemblage of seminars and talks. 

Cultural Continuum 4-06-18

Apr 6, 2018
Visit Sioux City

Ode plays at the Marquee with opening act Edem Soul Music, there's art at the Benson Building and we blast off into a month of One Book One Siouxland with Margot Lee Shetterly's, Hidden Figures.

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