Join Nation Books author Gary Younge at The New School's Theresa Lang Community & Student Center in New York City on Monday, October 17th for a discussion about his book Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten 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, 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.
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|Start:||October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM|
|End:||October 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
|Where:||The New School, Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011