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Painful to Write, Powerful to Read


Stephanie Land, Wayetu Moore and Jose Vargas have authored tales based on true-life events, tales that move us. Meet these three authors and gleen insights into their powerful stories and the energies it took to share them with the world.


Panelists
Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through the Center for Community Change, and through the Economic Hardship Reporting Project....

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Wayetu Moore

Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University and the University of Southern California. She teaches at the City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn....

Jose Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling....

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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