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The Invisibles with Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott

wo 12 oktober 2022

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On Wednesday October 12 we are delighted to welcome this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott to De Dépendance on the occasion of her latest book Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City. Elliott is an investigative journalist for The New York Times whose work documents the lives of people on the margins of power.

Based on nearly a decade of reporting, Invisible Child follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani Coates, whose story has become emblematic of America’s most wicked and growing urban problems: segregation, poverty and systemic inequality. It reveals the reality of child homelesness in New York City, and lays bare a strata of society far too often ignored.

So what can we, in the Netherlands, learn from Elliott’s vivid and powerfull narrative? Joined on stage by sociologist Bowen Paulle and urban geographer Cody Hochstenbach we will analyse and unpack the power structures and unequal systems within which people become trapped, and its impact upon households and communities. And we will look into concrete solutions and policies to tackle the divide.

The evening is moderated by science journalist Geert Maarse. Join us at Arminius!

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