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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