PEN Presents Reporting Across Borders, Kat Chow, John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, Jenni Monet

PEN America and Hollywood Forever Present

PEN Presents Reporting Across Borders

Kat Chow

John Carlos Frey

Massoud Hayoun

Jenni Monet

Tue, August 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$15

Journalists John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, and Jenni Monet will join moderator Kat Chow (NPR’s Code Switch) in conversation on today’s politicized headlines—including the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, conflicts at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries. At the front lines of domestic and international free expression issues, these award-winning journalists will discuss reporting across borders, and the ever-changing landscape of media and readership.

PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a conversation followed by a reception.

PEN Presents Reporting Across Borders
PEN Presents Reporting Across Borders
Journalists John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, and Jenni Monet will join moderator Kat Chow (NPR’s Code Switch) in conversation on today’s politicized headlines—including the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, conflicts at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries. At the front lines of domestic and international free expression issues, these award-winning journalists will discuss reporting across borders, and the ever-changing landscape of media and readership.

PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a conversation followed by a reception.
Kat Chow
Kat Chow
Kat Chow is a reporter with NPR and a founding member of the Code Switch team. Her cultural criticism has led her on explorations of racial representation in TV, film, and theater; the post-election crisis that diversity trainers face; race and beauty standards; and gaslighting. She's an occasional fourth chair on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and has worked with Invisibilia. Her work has garnered her a national award from the Asian American Journalists Association, and she was an inaugural recipient of the Yi Dae Up fellowship at the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat.
John Carlos Frey
John Carlos Frey
John Carlos Frey is a four time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter, PBS National Correspondent, and documentary filmmaker focusing on issues that include migration, human rights, and the U.S.-Mexico border. His writing credits include The Guardian, The Marshall Project, and the Los Angeles Times, and broadcast television credits include ABC, CBS, and NBC News, 60 Minutes, Nightline, and 20/20.
Massoud Hayoun
Massoud Hayoun
Massoud Hayoun is a journalist and writer, whose memoir of his Jewish Arab family's displacements, entitled When We Were Arabs, is set for release in 2019 from The New Press. He writes a weekly column on immigration for Pacific Standard Magazine and has reported in China, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa for outlets including Al Jazeera, Agence France-Presse, and The Atlantic. He recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to report a series for Al Jazeera on the situation at migrant shelters. He is a graduate of Columbia University's graduate school of journalism and co-won a 2015 EPPY Award for investigative business reporting.
Jenni Monet
Jenni Monet
Jenni Monet is an independent journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, and Al Jazeera. She received top journalism honors for her months-long chronicling of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance movement at Standing Rock. Monet holds an MA in International Politics from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com