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EVENT: Know What It’s Like to be a Humanitarian Aid Worker? Have You Read Chasing Chaos by Jessica Alexander?

November 2, 2014

Wed, Nov 19, 2014, 5:45 - 7:45, Pacific Library, 25 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

In Chasing Chaos, we discover the good, the bad and the ugly of being a humanitarian aid worker. Come join UNA Brooklyn at the Pacific Library to hear Jessica Alexander discuss her acclaimed book. This honest and irreverent memoir allows readers to see and understand the realities of life as an aid worker. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects evidence for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean up a shattered Haiti. But we also see the alcohol-fueled parties and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the struggle to ‘do good’ in places that have long endured suffering.

 

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