The guest is award winning writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, the author of numerous books. Her most recent book is "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster." She has made ten trips to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
Rebecca Solnit will deliver the first Sewell Lecture on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary at 1211 SW Main Street in Portland. The topic is "Altruism in the Face of Disaster."
Tickets are $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Hosts Patricia Hill Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill talk with Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson about her new book “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.”
Isabel Wilkerson won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. She is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer in journalism and the first African American to win for individual reporting.
She is currently Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University.