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THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE [clear filter]
Sunday, June 14
 

1:00pm

Coming to America: The immigrant experience
Moderators
ML

Maria Laurino

Maria Laurino is the author of The Italian Americans: A History, the companion book to the PBS documentary series, as well as the memoirs, Old World Daughter, New World Mother, a meditation on contemporary feminism, and the national bestseller, Were You Always an Italian?, an exploration... Read More →

Speakers
ME

Maria E. Andreu

Maria E. Andreu is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, NJ.com, and the Newark Star Ledger. THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is her debut novel. She was born in Spain, lived in Argentina for two years, and crossed the Mexican border into the U.S... Read More →
DH

Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernández is the coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism and former executive editor of ColorLines magazine. She speaks at colleges and conferences about feminism, race, and media justice, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, NPR’s... Read More →
MR

Mona Rodriguez

Mona Rodriguez is a mathematician, environmentalist, and a mother of twins who had a story to tell. Throughout her life, she had heard many stories from family members that were fascinating, sometimes even unbelievable, and decided to piece together the puzzle of tales. What she learned... Read More →
SJ

Sung J. Woo

Sung J. Woo‘s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, PEN/Guernica, and KoreAm Journal. His debut novel, Everything Asian (2009), has received praises from The Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), the Chicago Sun-Times, and won the 2010... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

2:20pm

Men Tell It All: Notes from the Y chromosome
Moderators
Speakers
PR

Pat Russo

Pasquale "Pat" Russo is veteran professional writer who has held editorial leadership roles in corporate communication departments at Fortune 500 firms. An accomplished ghostwriter, he is the co-author of "One Marshal's Badge", the memoir of a former director of the US Marshals Service... Read More →
JS

Joel Schwartzberg

Joel Schwartzberg is a nationally-published and award-winning New Jersey essayist whose collections include "Small Things Considered" (2014) and "The 40-Year-Old Version" (2009). | His personal essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, New Jersey Monthly... Read More →
SJ

Sung J. Woo

Sung J. Woo‘s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, PEN/Guernica, and KoreAm Journal. His debut novel, Everything Asian (2009), has received praises from The Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), the Chicago Sun-Times, and won the 2010... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

3:20pm

Together But Different: Diversity more than genetics
Moderators
TB

Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales, and decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. It took a few more years to get her first publishing contract though. Her debut, a Young Adult novel titled Angel’s Grace (Simon & Schuster... Read More →

Speakers
ME

Maria E. Andreu

Maria E. Andreu is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, NJ.com, and the Newark Star Ledger. THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is her debut novel. She was born in Spain, lived in Argentina for two years, and crossed the Mexican border into the U.S... Read More →
RG

Renee Gatz

Renee Gatz was born and raised in New Jersey, the oldest of three girls and had always been taken by the strength of character and conviction that her parents displayed. They seemed to navigate through life by holding true to their core beliefs. Those beliefs were most often exhibited... Read More →
MA

Mary Ann McGuigan

Mary Ann McGuigan is the author of four novels for young adults, including Where You Belong, a finalist for the National Book Award, and its sequel, Morning in a Different Place, a Junior Library Guild selection. Her young adult novel Crossing Into Brooklyn will be published by Merit... Read More →
DR

Dania Ramos

Dania Ramos is a children's author and playwright. Her debut novel, WHO’S JU, (Overdue Books/Northampton House Press) was selected as a finalist for two 2015 International Latino Book Awards. Her stage plays have been featured at Luna Stage, Dreamcatcher Rep, Playwrights Theatre... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

4:20pm

A Woman's Place: Different cultures, different voices
Moderators
Speakers
DH

Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernández is the coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism and former executive editor of ColorLines magazine. She speaks at colleges and conferences about feminism, race, and media justice, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, NPR’s... Read More →
ML

Maria Laurino

Maria Laurino is the author of The Italian Americans: A History, the companion book to the PBS documentary series, as well as the memoirs, Old World Daughter, New World Mother, a meditation on contemporary feminism, and the national bestseller, Were You Always an Italian?, an exploration... Read More →
JN

Janice Nimura

Janice P. Nimura is the author of "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back," just out from W.W. Norton. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Newsday. She lives in New York... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 4:20pm - 5:00pm
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE