Trauma to Transformation: Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges and Ryan Gattis

Trauma to Transformation: Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges and Ryan Gattis

9:00pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

While teaching a class at the East Jersey State Prison, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges unearthed, and later chronicled, the personal discovery and transformation of his students. Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison provides a glimpse into the lives of inmates who share the grief and suffering endured at the hands of the American justice system, as well as their hopes and aspirations. Join Chris Hedges for a special conversation as he gives voice to these marginalized and often demonized souls.

Interviewer: Ryan Gattis

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While teaching a class at the East Jersey State Prison, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges unearthed, and later chronicled, the personal discovery and transformation of his students. Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison provides a glimpse into the lives of inmates who share the grief and suffering endured at the hands of the American justice system, as well as their hopes and aspirations. Join Chris Hedges for a special conversation as he gives voice to these marginalized and often demonized souls.

Interviewer: Ryan Gattis

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Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades reporting in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. After fifteen years at the New York Times, he now writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig. His bestselling books include America, the Farewell Tour, Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class and his classic War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. He is married to the Canadian actor Eunice Wong. They live in Princeton.

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Ryan Gattis (ryangattis.com) is the author of Safe, Kung Fu High School, The System, and All Involved—which won the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Lire Award for Noir of the Year (France), and has been named one of the all-time “13 Most Essential L.A. Crime Books” (L.A. Times, 2023). He lives and writes in South Los Angeles, where he is a member of art collective UGLARworks, and a PEN America Prison Writing Mentor.

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9:00pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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