Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation about poverty and addiction in America with Eli Saslow.
Eli Saslow is a national reporter for the New York Times. His recent reporting has focused on homelessness, inequality, and opioid addiction in Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. He lives in Portland. This conversation will explore how intersecting crises of housing, drug addiction, and mental health affect people and communities across the country. We’ll also discuss the stories we tell about these crises. From what perspectives are they told? And who are they for?
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About Our Guest
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting, Eli Saslow, who has been called “one of the great young journalists in America,” reveals the human stories behind the most divisive issues of our time. From racism and poverty to addiction and school shootings, his work uncovers the manifold impacts of major national issues on individuals and families.
Saslow has twice won the Pulitzer Prize: first in 2014 for Explanatory Reporting for a yearlong series about America’s food stamp program for the Washington Post, later collected into the book American Hunger; and in 2023 for Features for his coverage of people struggling with the pandemic, homelessness, addiction and inequality.