Thurs 5 Jul
Every day in America 7 children are shot dead. Most don't make the news.
Gary Younge, award winning author, broadcaster & columnist for The Guardian, picked a day at random and spent a year finding their stories.
Stantonbury Theatre is delighted to welcome Gary to give a talk on the subject of his acclaimed book and the shocking political & social issues surrounding it.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
A bit about Gary:
Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and columnist for The Guardian, who was raised in Stevenage Hertfordshire and is currently based in London. He also writes a monthly column, Beneath the Radar, for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. This year he was named Feature Writer of the Year by the UK Society of Editors for a series on knife crime. He has also written five books, the most recent of which, Another Day in the Death of America, from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation in New York in 2017. The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream, Who Are We?, And Should it Matter in the 21st century, Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South. Gary has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture, most recently Angry White and American for Channel Four.
After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean Gary was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent in 2003 where he wrote for 12 years. In 2017 Another Day in the Death of America was also a finalist for the Helen Berenstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism from New York Public Library and Garyreceived the James Aaronson Career Achievement Award from Hunter College, City University of New York. IIn 2016 he won the Comment Piece of the Year from The Comment Awards and the Sanford St. Martin Trust Radio Award Winner for excellence in religious reporting. In 2015 he was awarded Foreign Commentator of the Year by The Comment Awards and the David Nyhan Prize for political journalism from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center. “It’s the powerless on whose behalf he writes,” said the Center’s director. In 2009 he won the James Cameron award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign. From 2001 to 2003 he won Best Newspaper Journalist in Britain’s Ethnic Minority Media Awards three years in a row.