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Personalizing the Global: Memoirs as Instruments of Healing, Advocacy, and Resistance common reading lecture
March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Debbie “D.J.” Lee, an author and WSU Ombudsman, is a professor of literature and creative writing. Ray Sun is an author and professor of history. This talk will focus on memoirs (the genre of this year’s Common Reading book I Am Malala) and how they serve to give a personal voice to important global issues. Lee will share about and from a memoir she is writing that links personal challenges to her first-hand encounter with the effects of global warming in the Artic. Sun will share how memoirs provide unique and accessible sources that enable us to grasp the impact of war and genocide on societies, cultures, and individuals.