Human Face: Literature That Brings Human Rights To Life

Saturday, May 4 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Current Affairs
  • Literary

Atia Abawi, Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Eliot Pattison, moderated by Clara Long

Storytelling can bring depth, humanity, and understanding to the headlines. “A Land of Permanent Goodbyes” depicts a young boy who must escape from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by journalist Atia Abawi, who witnessed the crisis firsthand. In “The Death and Life of Aída Hernandez,” Aaron Bobrow-Strain follows an undocumented teen mom and reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With “Bones of the Earth,” Eliot Pattison concludes his mystery series set in Tibet, which he writes about so readers can “understand what it feels like to witness an armed policeman assault a praying monk.”

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