Library of Congress to Host Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa
Author of ‘How to Stand Up to a Dictator’ Discusses Activism and New Memoir
The Library of Congress will host Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium to discuss her upcoming book, “How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for the Future.”
In one of Ressa’s few appearances in the United States for her memoir, the Nobel Prize-winning journalist will be in conversation with Roswell Encina, the Library’s chief communications officer. The event is free but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket here.
Ressa challenged corruption and malfeasance in her native country, the Philippines, during its transition from an authoritarian state to a democracy. As a reporter for CNN, she transformed news coverage there, ultimately creating her own news organization, Rappler. Harnessing the power of social media, Rappler crowdsourced breaking news, harnessed collective action for climate change and increased voter knowledge and participation in elections. The news organization quickly became a target of the country’s former president, Rodrigo Duterte. “How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for the Future” will be available on Nov. 29.
Ressa will sign copies of the book following the conversation. Copies will also be available for purchase.
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