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Witness: A Special Program for High School Students

When: Wednesday, April 30
Where: Instituto Cervantes New York: 211–215 East 49th St.
What time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

With Uzodinma Iweala, Patricia McCormick, Amanda Michalopoulou, and Jutta Richter

This event is free but reservations are required.

For reservations and information on bringing your class to this event, please contact Stacy Leigh at (212) 334-1660, ext. 109.

Cosponsored by Instituto Cervantes the Consulate General of Spain

This copresentation with Witness and their online program HUB, which uses video and web technologies to expose human-rights violations around the world, will explore how personal stories of abuse can be transformed into powerful tools for justice that promote public engagement and policy change. Authors Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Michalopoulou, Patricia McCormick, Kashmira Sheth, and Jutta Richter present two short clips chosen from the HUB web site and talk about the personal significance of those particular incidents.

This program will be introduced by Guergana Petkova from Witness; Q&A session to follow.


From the PEN Blogs

• Laban Carrick Hill
This morning’s panel at the Instituto Cervantes featured a stellar line-up of acclaimed authors whose narratives provide witness to the horrible human rights atrocities inflicted on children around the globe. [More]

• Joshua Wolf Shenk
There were two distinct highlights on this morning’s program. [More]

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