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Author Talk: Nelson Díaz

Wed, December 19, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Judge Nelson Díaz will present his book Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

“No soy de aquí ni de allá” is a mantra for Puerto Ricans who feel like foreigners wherever they are and who seek a place for themselves. In his inspiring autobiography, Not from Here, Not from There, Díaz tells the story of his struggles and triumphs as his perspective widened from the New York streets and law school classrooms to the halls of power in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Nelson A. Díaz was the first Latino lawyer to pass the Pennsylvania Bar, first Latino judge in Pennsylvania, an administrative judge, General Counsel at HUD in the Clinton administration, and a partner in a top-100 law firm in the state. He is a lifelong advocate for civil and human rights and a champion of economic development and housing reform. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Sara Manzano.

This program is co-sponsored by Friends in the City (FitC) and the Philadelphia City Institute Library. It will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.


Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust Street (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730

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