November 1st at Tribeca Three Sixty at 6pm
Molly will be helping host the annual Words Without Borders Globe Trot gala tomorrow and we encourage all who can to buy a ticket and join us in supporting this great organization.
Words without Borders promotes cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest contemporary international literature. Our publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. We seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation.
More info and tickets for the event here: http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/meet-the-writers-hosting-the-2017-wwb-gala
Friday October 27th at 7pm – 172 Allen St NYC
Molly will be speaking with Wendy Pearlman, author of the new book We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria Friday night at Bluestockings Bookstore.
In this special book event, Pearlman will be discussing her book with the Molly and the two will share stories about their respective work related to Syria and reflect on how art and writing can serve in solidarity with struggles for freedom and justice.
From 2012 to 2016, Wendy Pearlman interviewed over 300 Syrian refugees across the Middle East and Europe, collecting testimonials from ordinary people transformed by revolution, war, and displacement. Her new book WE CROSSED A BRIDGE AND IT TREMBLED: VOICES FROM SYRIA tells the story of Syria exclusively through these intimate, first-hand narratives. The book forms a testament not only to the power of storytelling, but also to the resilience of those who face darkness with courage, hope, and conviction.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854458604868650/?active_tab=about
Today (October 18th 2017) Amplifier, MPower Change, CAIR, ACLU’s People Power, MoveOn, Oxfam, and others, came together along with hundreds of protesters to march upon DC in protest of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban. Molly worked with Amplifier to create these posters that were made freely available to all who showed up. The posters are still free to download and print on the Amplifier site here.
I visited the village of Mariana, where two friends have brought the community together to cook for and support each other in the wake of the hurricane.
The municipal government did not visit Mariana until September 30, 10 days after Maria. A truck pulled up at the bottom of the hill, and when people spent their scarce gas to drive down to it, they were handed two small bottles of water, a tin of Virginia sausages, a Nutri-Grain bar, and a pack of tropical Skittles. More aid, in the form of MREs and water delivered by the military and the FBI, would not arrive again until October 8.
Full article here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollycrabapple/how-one-small-town-in-puerto-rico-found-food-and-community?utm_term=.yyB6qVboPd#.bsGWXVBjvQ