Another Day in the Death of America: Gary Younge on Gun Violence | The New School

source: The New School      2016年10月19日
Join Nation Books author and Nation Institute fellow, Gary Younge at The New School (http://newschool.edu) for a discussion of his latest publication Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of 10 Short Lives. Younge will be joined in conversation by author and staff writer at The New Yorker Dr. Jelani Cobb.
On any given day, on average, seven young people age 19 and younger are shot and killed across America. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the 10 young lives lost on a randomly selected day, November 23, 2013. From rural towns to big city streets, Younge’s narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of 24 hours putting a human face—a child’s face—on the “collateral damage” of gun violence. These daily deaths don’t garner the kind of media attention, say, a school shooting would, but, as Gary shows, they matter. A chilling, cogent, and intensely reported book that examines our country, gun violence, and, ultimately, the absence of gun control, what Younge has delivered in these pages is a portrait of youth and family in a country where death by gun has become, very casually, part of domestic life.

The Guardian has called the book “a beautifully told and empathic account that wrenches at the heart even as it continues to engage the brain," and author Claudia Rankine said the book should be, “required reading for anyone naming themselves American."
Sponsored by Nation Books and The New School.
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnold Hall
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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