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Pulitzer Center Grantee Hadas Thier To Visit Benedictine University

Event Date:

October 16, 2023 | 12:00 PM CDT

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Benedictine University

Lisle, IL 60532

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A changing climate is delivering a final blow to Jackson, Mississippi's crumbling water system.

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Pulitzer Center grantee, author, and investigative journalist Hadas Thier will visit Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, on October 16, 2023. She will visit classes and meet with students and faculty.

Thier writes about inequality, U.S. politics, and climate from New York. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Jacobin, Teen Vogue, In These Times, Democratic Left, Dollars & Sense, and more. She is the author of A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics.

Thier’s Center-supported project, Jackson’s Water System Is Broken by Design, chronicles decades of legislative and infrastructural neglect after the Mississippi capital became majority Black. When the Mississippi House introduced a bill aiming to hand ownership of the city’s water system to the state, residents and organizers of Jackson joined in resistance. Their protest has brought necessary federal intervention and may model other grassroots movements around the country.

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