Book Talk with Jacob Soboroff and John Washington
Tuesday October 20 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
This Event Is Presented in Partnership with the Kent Memorial Library
Join us for a conversation between two wonderful authors discussing their recent books, Jacob Soboroff(Separated) and John Washington (The Dispossessed). Both books scrutinize the family separation crisis at the border, written by journalists who have reported on it for years.
Jacob Soboroff is a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. For his reporting on the child-separation policy, he received the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Individual Achievement by a National Journalist and the 2019 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism. He has appeared on Today, Morning Joe, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and numerous other programs. He co-presented (with Katy Tur) the four-part event docuseries American Swamp on MSNBC. He lives in Los Angeles.
John Washington is a writer, translator, and activist. A regular contributor to The Nation magazine and The Intercept, he writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice, photography, and literature. Washington is an award winning translator, having translated Óscar Martinez, Anabel Hernández, and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto, among others. A long term volunteer with No More Deaths, he has been working with activist organizations in Mexico, California, Arizona, and New York for more than a decade. He is currently based in Brooklyn.
Thanks to our partner, Kent Memorial Library!