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Interview with John O’Connor on a speech by Luis Rodriguez

by Alison O’Connor

Q: Where were you at the time you heard the speech?

A: In the audience at Morton West High School, where I was teaching at the time.

Q: Why was the speech being given?

A: Rodriguez was invited to give a talk to students because he had been a gang-banger and a thug as a young man, he ran with gangs and went to jail, but he later became a successful writer, and we wanted to share his experience with students.

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