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Jared Yates Sexton: The People Are Going to Rise Like The Waters

Join Charis in welcoming Jared Yates Sexton to talk about our shambling democracy, journalism, Twitter abuse, and the moment we're all in. The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is an instant, essential classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself.

On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over a million times, his reporting was soon featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for The New York Times. Sexton gained over eighteen thousand followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassments, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.

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Atlanta, GA 30307

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