“An Afternoon with Oscar Vazquez”

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm

A Common Reading Program event

Oscar Vazquez is one of the students whose life is portrayed in “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream.” He will share his story of fitting in during high school as an undocumented student, returning to Mexico in order to enter the country legally and serving in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Afghanistan.

Vazquez earned an engineering degree at Arizona State University and in 2016 was invited by President Obama to attend the State of the Union address as a guest of the White House. A prominent advocate for immigration reform, he has testified before Congress on immigration issues. 

“Spare Parts” is a true story about four Mexican-American high school students living in Phoenix, Ariz., who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds while learning about building robots and surviving in the United States.

Learn more about “Spare Parts” and the Common Ready Program.

Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Free and open to all
Contact for more information: 

Contact Suzanne Smith at smithsu@wsu.edu