Community Calendar

The Marshall Project

Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00 pm
at The Google Place

“What’s the Story?” is a monthly speaker series, hosted by The Marshall Project, featuring prominent Americans as they explore how to create and disrupt narratives around criminal justice.

This series will feature a conversation between Tayari Jones, Piper Kerman and David Simon, moderated by Carroll Bogert, President of The Marshall Project.

Best-selling novelist Tayari Jones is the author of "An American Marriage," which explores the devastating impact of a false conviction on a family and community.

David Simon is a journalist, author, and the creative force behind multiple acclaimed television shows including The Wire, Homicide: Life On The Street, and the Deuce.

Piper Kerman is the bestselling author of "Orange is the New Black," and teaches writing in two state prisons with Otterbein University.

Lunch will be served.

The series is sponsored by the Public Welfare Foundation.

Click here to register

Alexandra Robbins - Fraternity

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Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 pm
Walt Whitman High School

Alexandra Robbins, Walt Whitman High School alum and author of The Overachievers, the book based at Whitman, presents: “Boys Will Be Boys Good Humans: What Teens and Their Parents Should Know About Boys of All Ages, Drinking, Sex, and the College Social Scene” on Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm in the Whitman H.S. auditorium. This presentation is based on Robbins’ upcoming book, FRATERNITY: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase FRATERNITY before the publication date and ask questions about The Overachievers. Robbins will sign and personalize books immediately after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase on site at the event through Politics & Prose Bookstore.

This event is free and open to the public.