march, 2019

19mar5:00 pmTulane University Law SchoolLiterature for Justice: The Gravity of Bearing Witness5:00 pm CDT New Orleans, LA 70118

Event Details

Maya Angelou once wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” How do we ensure that crucial stories that shed light on America’s mass prison system are able to reach readers? Join authors of titles on the National Book Foundation’s inaugural Literature for Justice reading list for an evening that will center around the power and strength of witnessing. Jimmy Santiago Baca (A Place to Stand) and Reginald Dwayne Betts (Shahid Reads His Own Palm) will discuss the urgent need to share stories about incarceration, redemption, and the search for hope in darkness. This event will be moderated by Literature for Justice Committee Member and author Sergio De La Pava (Lost Empress).

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm CDT

Location

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

Organizer

Tulane University Law School, John Giffen Weinmann Hall6329 Freret Street New Orleans, LA 70118

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