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Pulitzer Prize-winner Andrea Elliott visits De Dépendance

Andrea Elliott is an investigative journalist for The New York Times whose work documents the lives of people on the margins of power. On Wednesday October 12 De Dépendance invites her to talk about her latest book Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City.

Elliott did receive the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction earlier this year for the book. It tells the story of Dasani Coates. Her story has become emblematic of America’s most wicked and growing urban problems: segregation, poverty and systemic inequality. The book shows the harsh reality of homeless children in New York City. It exposes a layer of society that is too often ignored. Elliott’s reports led the city government to remove four hundred children from New York’s substandard shelters.

At De Dépendance the vivid and powerful narrative will be discussed.  Andrea Elliot talks with sociologist Bowen Paulle and urban geographer Cody Hochstenbach. They will analyze and unpack the power structures and unequal systems within which people become trapped, and the impact upon households and communities. And they will look into concrete solutions and policies to tackle the divide.

The Invisibles with Andrea Elliott, Bowen Paulle and Cody Hochstenbach will take place at Arminius. Wednesday, October 12 from 8 PM. The evening will be moderated by science journalist Geert Maarse. Tickets are on sale here.

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