|When:||Wednesday 6 April 2011
James A. Little Theater
|What:||In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom event|
About this Event
After the 1990 stabbing of a Utah tourist by a NYC gang member, NPR correspondent Hinojosa conducted an “All Things Considered” interview with members of a Queens, N.Y., “crew” (also called posses or gangs). Building on that report, she explores this world through seven interviews with young Queens gang members. They speak candidly, often with disturbing detachment, about a variety of issues: the sense of family offered by crews, how they view their futures, raising their own children, and misconceptions about posses. Members commit petty crimes, but the crews nonetheless seem like social groups compared to the “hard core” gangs of such cities as Los Angeles. (...) The resultant portraits powerfully demonstrate how loneliness, hopelessness and low self-esteem affect a growing number of young people. A compelling afterword brings the subjects’ lives up to date.
Photos from this event are available on Flickr.
Audio from this EventMaria Hinojosa talked about her work, then joined in conversation with Mary-Charlotte Domandi | Duration: 1:31:07
Video from this Event
Maria Hinojosa was introduced by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, then gave a talk
Maria Hinojosa in conversation with Mary-Charlotte Domandi