June 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library
40 East Saint Clair Street Indianapolis
IN 46204

Join INconversation at the Indianapolis Public Library to hear from award-winning journalist Vann R. Newkirk II.

In the award-winning “Floodlines” podcast released in 2020, journalist Vann R. Newkirk II and his team at The Atlantic exposed how history, media, policy and people interacted in the crisis that was Hurricane Katrina, bringing new insights to causes and outcomes of the 2005 disaster. The podcast, and Newkirk’s reporting broadly, demonstrates the importance of journalism in revealing the deep inequities that are at the heart of America’s climate crisis. During this INconversation program, we’ll discuss how journalism questions, describes and uncovers environmental inequalities, and how storytelling can inspire new, more equitable futures.

Offered as part of Indiana Humanities’ Unearthed programming, a multiyear initiative encouraging Hoosiers to discover and discuss their relationships with the natural world, this special INconversation with Vann R. Newkirk II will feature a moderated conversation with local environmental journalist Rebecca Thiele, environment and energy issues reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting News. The evening will wrap up with an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. This program is also made possible in partnership with WFYI, Indiana Public Broadcasting News, and the Indianapolis Public Library.

ASL interpretation will be provided.