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In Conversation: On Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home & Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States
Mondiant Dogon, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was 3 years old when he and his family escaped certain death in Rwanda. They would spend decades in United Nations tent cities. Drawing from these personal experiences, Dogon opens a new, different window into the plight of displaced people in Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home. In Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott follows eight years in the life of Dasani, a girl whose spirit is tested by homelessness, poverty, and racism in an unequal America. She finally escapes city life to enroll in a boarding school but must ask herself: What if leaving poverty means abandoning your family and yourself? Moderated by Nadege Green, director of community research and storytelling at the Community Justice Project.
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All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.