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Brooklyn Public Library's Message from the Library lecture series continues with award-winning artist and author Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood; Brothers of the Gun with Marwan Hisham). Crabapple will address the impact of COVID-19 on New York City and its people, and suggest strategies for creating a more honest and livable city.

Following the lecture, patrons will be invited to join a break-out room discussion led by Murtaza Hussain. Hussain is a national security journalist for The Intercept living in New York City. He reports on protest movements and revolutions around the world as well as criminal justice and politics in the United States.

Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.

This event is accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Please register for this free Zoom event. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event. 

Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. She is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun (with Marwan Hisham), which was long-listed for a National Book Award in 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and elsewhere. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art. Her animated short “A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” has been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial and Opinion.

Message from the Library is made possible through support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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