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Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood
The animating question at the center of award-winning journalist Dawn Turner’s profound, gorgeously written, and resonant memoir Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood is: when did we lose them? Them being the author’s sister, Kim, and her best friend, Debra. One dead by 25, the other imprisoned for decades after killing a man. Why did they fall behind while another graduated college and became an award-winning journalist? Why was Dawn given grace to learn from her mistakes while Debra and Kim never recovered?

Turner honed her reporter’s skill in two decades at the Chicago Tribune. It is this keen eye that she trains on her personal story, resulting in a memoir that offers timely and powerful observations about the complex interplay of race, class, and opportunity in America.

Turner will be in conversation with Heidi Stevens, creative director of Parent Nation, a new initiative at University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Three Girls from Bronzeville from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Turner and Stevens that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/three-girls-bronzeville-uniquely-american-memoir-race-fate-and-sisterhood-fan-program

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Oct 28, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dawn Turner
Award-winning journalist and author @https://twitter.com/dawnturnertrice
Dawn Turner is an award-winning journalist and author. A former columnist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Turner spent a decade and a half writing about politics, race, and class in Chicago and beyond, as well as telling the individual stories of people who fly below the radar. Turner, who served as a 2017 and 2018 juror for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, has written commentary for The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, CBS Sunday Morning News show, NPR’s Morning Edition show, and the Chicago Tonight show. Turner spent the 2014–2015 school year as a Nieman Journalism fellow at Harvard University. In 2018, she served as a fellow and journalist-in-residence at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Turner is the author of two novels, Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven and An Eighth of August, and the brand-new Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood.
Heidi Stevens
Creative director at Parent Nation at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health @https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/
Heidi Stevens is the creative director for Parent Nation, a new initiative at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. Parent Nation works to build a society that ensures all parents have the information, resources and supports they need to optimally raise their children. Prior to joining Parent Nation, Stevens worked at the Chicago Tribune for 23 years, where she wrote a daily column called “Balancing Act.” She was awarded the Anne Keegan Award for Distinguished Journalism in 2018. Stevens maintains a nationally syndicated column once a week.
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