Join us for an evening forum with author Ray Suarez on his new book, Becoming American in the 21st Century: An Oral History. Copies of the book will be sold onsite by Politics & Prose, and the author will be signing copies following the event.

Presented by the Cathedral College of Faith & Culture as part of the Cathedral’s A Better Way programming, a series of events designed to help Americans live together, learn from each other and find a way forward as a nation in polarized times.

This ticketed event is pay-what-you-wish, with livestream option available:

About the Book

From the veteran broadcaster and historian Ray Suarez comes a richly-reported account of America’s 21st century immigrants. Suarez traversed the United States to record the compelling voices of immigrants—a global portrait of our newest citizens.

about ray suarez

Ray Suarez is co-host of the podcast and public radio program WorldAffairs, and covers Washington for Euronews. Over the course of a long career in journalism, he has been the host of Al Jazeera America’s daily news program Inside Story, Chief National Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour, and host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He has been a John McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. He is the author of Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, and The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration, 1966-1999.

Suarez and his wife Carole are residents of Washington, DC and have three adult children. He has been a member of the Cathedral Chapter since 2016.