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Columbia Center for Oral History Director Mary Marshall Clark and award-wining journalist Alex Kotlowitz will discuss the interconnectivity between oral history and narrative journalism.

SPONSORS: This talk is part of the “Oral History Seminar Series,” co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History (CCOH), the Human Rights Institute (Columbia Law School), and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA). OHMA is supported by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).

Finding Narrative: Enough of the Shouting, Just Tell Me a Story

A Conversation with CCOH Director Mary Marshall Clark and Award-Winning Journalist, “Interrupters” Producer, Alex Kotlowitz

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7:00-8:30pm.

WHERE: Columbia Law School, Room 101, Jerome Greene Hall. 435 W 116th Street NY, NY 10027. Enter campus at 116th Street, at either Broadway or Amsterdam. Google Map. Campus Map.

WHO: Columbia Center for Oral History Director Mary Marshall Clark and Peabody Award Winning Journalist and Producer of The Interrupters, Alex Kotlowitz.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Columbia Center for Oral History Director Mary Marshall Clark and award-wining journalist Alex Kotlowitz will discuss the interconnectivity between oral history and narrative journalism. Kotlowitz is the author of three books, including the national bestseller, There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune, as well as on PBS and public radio's This American Life.

This event will feature a screening of scenes from Kotlowitz’s critically acclaimed new film, “The Interrupters,” which follows three violence mediators who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It was cited as one of the best films of the year by The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly and has received the Independent Spirit Award and Cinema Eye Award for best documentary.
 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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