'Writing as Resistance' - Chris Hedges speaks about the role of writers and artists in social change

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rabble readers and listeners know the name Chris Hedges.  A leading thinker, journalist and speaker on the political and social currents of our time, most of Chris' talks which we've podcast on rabble are insightful analyses of what's happening in the halls of power ... mostly Washington.

Today's talk is a rare opportunity to hear him talk from a more personal place about his life and work as a writer.  The name of this talk you're about to hear is "Writing as Resistance".

Among other things, he talks about his work in theatre, specifically with inmates in a prison in New Jersey. He reflects on the role of the writer and artist in bringing about social change. 

It was recorded on November 20, 2017  in Peterborough Ontario. It was presented by an organization called Public Energy. Public Energy self describes as an organization which "sparks the curiosity and passion that only occurs when risk-taking artists and diverse audiences meet. It was an event at the Precarious: ArtsWORK Festival, which is still on in Peterborough until December 2nd.

Thanks to Bill Kimball of Public Energy for recording this and for giving us permision to podcast it on rabble.

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