Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Speaks to Campus Crowd Oct. 22
In a fitting introduction for Moravian College's Peace and Justice Studies minor, American journalist and activist Chris Hedges presented a public lecture to an overflowing crowd in the HUB’s Prosser Auditorium Oct. 22. Hedges, the seventh Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence, discussed a myraid of topics from his most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.
To watch the video of Hedges' lecture, click here. Photos may be viewed here.
For over two decades, Hedges reported on war and terrorism from more than 50 countries as a foreign correspondent, with published works in The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor, among other national publications. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize with other reporters for his coverage of global terrorism in 2002.
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which is a mixture of prose with a graphic novel approach, details Hedges’ work with graphic cartoonist Joe Sacco as they traveled around the country and spent time with people whose lives have been negatively impacted by corporate capitalism. It touches on what Hedges calls “sacrifice zones” in the United States, where people’s lives are characterized by poverty, and systemic exclusion from the most basic of human resources such as health care, education, legal assistance, adequate shelter and more.
The talk was sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies minor and initiatives, Religion Department, Arts and Lectures Committee, Moravian Theological Seminary and the Academic Dean’s Office.
The Peace and Justice Scholar in Residence program invites speakers to stay for a minimum of two days and participate in a free public lecture that is open to the broader community as well as students. Speakers also spend time with the residents of the College, visit classes at the College, as well as the Seminary, and engage in discussion at a faculty lunch in order to infuse many different areas of the campus.
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