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Andrea Elliott

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:00p.m.

Video premiere: November 1, 7:00 p.m. on

Andrea Elliott, "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City"

In conversation with Chris Krehmeyer, President/CEO of Beyond Housing

Drawing on nearly a decade of reporting, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Andrea Elliott tells the unforgettable story of Dasani Coates, a homeless girl whose indomitable spirit is tested by poverty and racism in an unequal America. Elliott weaves the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her family, tracing the passage of their ancestors from slavery to the Great Migration north. As Dasani comes of age, she must guide her siblings through a city riddled by hunger, violence, drug addiction, homelessness, and the monitoring of child protection services. By turns heartbreaking and inspiring, “Invisible Child” illuminates some of the most critical issues in America through the life of one remarkable girl.

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