Join us at Chevalier’s Books on Tuesday, March 10, from 7pm-9pm for a panel discussion with Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America and Austin Beutner, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.
Jill Leovy is an award winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. In 2007, she started the blog The Homicide Report, which documented every homicide in Los Angeles County. Ghettoside, her insightful work of literary journalism about police and race relations in Los Angeles, is a truly important book for all of us who live in Los Angeles.
We hope this event will open your eyes and minds to the epidemic of violence, or the “plague”, as Leovy names it, in urban black America. And do read Ghettoside, (the name given to his Los Angeles neighborhood by a Watts gang member), Jill Leovy’s penetrating study of police work and homicides in Watts, with its implications for all of America’s “ghettolands “.
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