Author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz holds two talks on poverty and race in America and a showing of his new documentary film, “The Interrupters,” at UNC: Asheville on February 21.
12:15 p.m. in Highsmith University Union: “The Things They Carry: Growing Up Poor in the World’s Richest Nation”
4 p.m. in Highsmith University Union Alumni Hall: “Bearing Witness: Storytelling and Human Rights”
7 p.m. in Highsmith University Union Alumni Hall: Film screening of “The Interrupters” followed by a Q&A session
Alex Kotlowitz is author of the Carl Sandburg Award-winning account, “There Are No Children Here,” the tale of two boys living in a Chicago housing project that was made into a TV movie. He has also written “The Other Side of the River,” which also explores race in America and won the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for Nonfiction.
“The Interrupters” is a film collaboration between Kotlowitz and “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James about three Chicago neighborhood “violence interrupters” and “the stubborn persistence of urban violence.”
For more information, see the press release.