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Acclaimed Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca is visiting Durham this October, and making a stop at ERUUF for a special service on Sunday October 27th followed by a collaborative performance with jazz violin virtuoso Christian Howes, on Friday, November 1st in the ERUUF Sanctuary.

Baca returns to North Carolina as part of his national book tour, after a many decades long absence. He is out on the road inspiring readers, writers, students and people from all walks of life with his new book, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother's Quest for Freedom, which went on sale February 19, 2019. 

"I still cherish the fondest memories from that time, said Baca of his time in North Carolina, "It partly shaped who I am today. It’s a happy occasion for me. And that I return in this capacity is a special kind of redemption, and makes my visit that much more blessed. The circle is complete."

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 27th - 9:00 & 11:15 am, ERUUF SanctuaryWorship Service with Rev. Jacqueline Brett, I Need to Communicate

Many youth have the feeling they don’t belong, not just physically, but don’t belong in a purposeful, connected way. They feel the American Dream has closed its door on them, that Democracy is only for those who can afford it, and in such an environment, how does one belong to society in a way that makes them part of the direction it is going in, in a way that makes them count. 

Sunday, October 27th - 4:30 pm - A Place to Stand: Film and Q&A. 

Join us at the Carolina Theater in Durham for a showing of the award-winning Documentary, A Place to Stand, followed by a question and answer session with author, Jimmy Santiago Baca. Donations support the Cedar Tree Literacy Project. More Information here

Friday, November 1st, 7:30 pm, ERUUF Sanctuary - Redemption/TIME. 

A special evening of poetry and jazz featuring acclaimed poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and violin virtuoso Christian HowesRedemption/TIME is a multimedia performance work, an anthem of contemporary America through a unique collaboration of music and poetry under the direction of David Gonzalez.

Main event is at 7:30 p.m., with a reception to follow in the ERUUF Fellowship Hall. Event ticket prices are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, on the day of the event.

Learn more about Baca and Howes, and purchase tickets to Redemption/TIME here.