Watch an April 13 conversation with Texas Tribune journalist Roxanna Asgarian about her new book
Asgarian, a law and courts reporter for the Tribune, will talk about her new book, “We Were Once a Family,” a deeply reported story of a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of six children.
Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.
Join The Texas Tribune for an April 13 conversation with law and courts reporter Roxanna Asgarian, who will discuss her new book, “We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death and Child Removal in America.” The book is both a deeply reported story of a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of six children and a searing indictment of the American foster care system.
Her reporting uncovers persistent racial biases and corruption as children of color are separated from their birth parents without proper cause. New York Times Magazine/ProPublica writer Pam Colloff will moderate the conversation, which will start at 4 p.m. April 13. The conversation will be livestreamed here and will be available to watch on demand afterward.
You can register for the event here. And read an excerpt from Asgarian’s book here.
Disclosure: The New York Times has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.
We can’t wait to welcome you Sept. 21-23 to the 2023 Texas Tribune Festival, our multiday celebration of big, bold ideas about politics, public policy and the day’s news — all taking place just steps away from the Texas Capitol. When tickets go on sale in May, Tribune members will save big. Donate to join or renew today.
Quality journalism doesn't come free
Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue across the country are declining, The Texas Tribune remains committed to sustaining our mission: creating a more engaged and informed Texas with every story we cover, every event we convene and every newsletter we send. As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and our events open to the public. Do you value our journalism? Show us with your support.Yes, I'll donate today