Event

Series of North American Book Discussions for 'Nowhere People'

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Image courtesy of Greg Constantine.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:00PM
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 4:00PM

Pulitzer Center grantee Greg Constantine embarks in spring 2016 on a tour of discussions and books events featuring his latest publication Nowhere People, visiting universities and public gathering places in the United States and Canada.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Constantine kicks off the tour in his hometown with a presentation, discussion and book signing at the IUPUI Campus Center Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The next day, on Wednesday, March 23, Constantine spends the evening at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, where he discusses the human rights consequences of statelessness. On Thursday, March 24, he'll travel to Columbia, Missouri for a talk at the Columbia Public Library.

The following week, Constantine visits the Bronx Documentary Center in New York on Wednesday, March 30, for a slideshow and book signing. On Thursday, March 31, Constantine spends the afternoon at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

On Monday, April 4, Constantine visits Washington, DC, for a presentation, discussion and book signing at Busboys and Poets, organized in collaboration with the Center for Justice & International Law (CEJIL), America's Network on Nationality & Statelessness and The Open Society Foundations. Later that week, Constantine travels to Canada for a book talk on Thursday, April 7, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues in Vancouver.

Constantine travels to Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, April 10, to visit the Elliott Bay Book Company. After that he will speaks at the University of Victoria on Monday, April 11, before heading back to Seattle for his final tour event at Seattle Public Library's Collaborations For Cause Conference on Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 16.

Nowhere People explores the culture of statelessness as it tells the story of individuals from 12 countries who were denied citizenship and basic rights. The book, which was released in November 2015, puts a human face to an issue that is often overlooked. Constantine spent 10 years traveling the world and photographing people with the intent of giving them a voice so their plight for security can be heard.

According to the United Nations, more than 10 million people around the world are stateless. They aren't recognized by their countries, and many of them do not have birth certificates, passports, or other legal documentation.

Nowhere People aims to show the human toll the denial of citizenship can have on people and ethnic groups who are excluded from society for reasons beyond their control. The project also provides evidence and documentation of proof that millions of people are hidden and forgotten around the globe.

The book includes work from Constantine's Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, "Statelessness: A Human Rights Crisis." The project, a collaboration with freelance journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Stephanie Hanes, explores stateless communities in Burma, Bangladesh, Kenya, Lebanon and the Dominican Republic. Hanes and Constantine also produced the e-book, "In Search of Home," based on their reporting.

Nowhere People has received praise from various publications including The Atlantic's "Spotlight," Mother Jones, NPR and the Christian Science Monitor.

The book is available for purchase online and at most of Constantine's events.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
IUPUI Campus Center Theater
420 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Webster University
University Center, Sunnen Lounge
175 Edgar Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Thursday, March 24, 2016
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
100 West Broadway
Columbia, MO 65205

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, New York 10451

Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
1 South Broad Street
Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monday, April 4, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets
Langston Room
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, April 7, 2016
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Sunday, April 10, 2016
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Monday, April 11, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Victoria
Open Space
510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 1E6 Canada

Friday, April 15-Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104