Rebecca Solnit with Paul Holdengräber: The Language of Crises

Mon. Oct 22, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT
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"The revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality." —Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian

Called “the voice of resistance” by the New York Times, prolific essayist Rebecca Solnit visits LIVE to discuss her latest work, Call Them By Their True Names, a wide-ranging collection in which she turns her attention to battles over meaning, place, language, and belonging—pillars that define the crises of our time. To change the world, Solnit argues, we must first change the story, the names and the words we use to describe it.


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Edna Barnes Salomon Room (3rd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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