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Refugees and Asylum Seekers —Telling their Stories, Understanding their Journeys

When: Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free & open to the public!

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Please join us for this discussion about how to tell the stories of refugees and asylum-seekers — in Chicago and beyond — ethically and effectively. The award-winning journalists and artists of 90 Days, 90 Voices are producing a collaborative storytelling project called Asylum City to fill the gap in coverage about asylum seekers in Chicago and fight ignorance about why they are coming to the United States.

Alex V. Hernandez, a reporter for Block Club Chicago and Engagement Director for 90 Days, 90 Voices, will discuss his reporting on refugees along with Northwestern professor Wendy Pearlman, author of We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, whose work focuses on telling the stories of Syrian refugees. Award-winning journalist Nissa Rhee, Executive Director of 90 Days, 90 Voices, will moderate the discussion.

This event is part of the 2019 Evanston Literary Festival and is co-presented by 90 Days, 90 Voices and MENA, the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University. It is free of charge and open to the public.

The paperback edition of We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria will be available for sale at the event.

co-sponsored by the Medill School of Journalism

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