Date: February 10, 2023

Time: 4:00 - 6:00

Location: Latinx Research Center: 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley

Award-winning author Roberto Lovato talks with Levi Vonk and Axel Kirschner about their new book, Border Hacker. Border Hacker follows the real-life story of Axel, an undocumented Afro-Latino migrant and computer hacker, from his deportation in New York City to his desperate attempt to cross Mexico and return to his family. Along the way, Axel met Levi, a young anthropologist from the US, and the two became fast friends, even as Axel’s hacks turned increasingly dangerous. In this talk, Lovato discusses with Kirschner and Vonk about their relationship, what it was like to collaborate on a book together, and how they see writing Border Hacker as a political act.