In 2006, Lida began conducting investigations for defense lawyers whose Mexican clients are facing the death penalty in the U.S. Lida retraces their lives, looking for mitigating circumstances in the hopes of convincing the prosecution to take death off the table. This work has taken him to the most downtrodden places in Mexico—from starving agricultural villages to cities plagued by the drug war.
Lida will talk about his progress as a writer and his legal work, and will read from a forthcoming novel inspired by seeking justice down Mexico’s darkest roads.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.