CANCELED: Hillbilly Elegy: A culture in crisis

Friday, April 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PSU theater

This event has been canceled. We will attempt to reschedule at a later date.

J.D. Vance, a former marine, Yale Law School graduate, and New York Times bestselling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” gives a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis – that of white working-class Americans. Tracing his family history, as well as the slow decline of this particular demographic, he tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. In this incredibly timely talk, Vance sheds light on an often forgotten corner of the country, offering not just a powerful picture of how upward mobility really feels, but also the loss of the modern-day American dream.  Book signing to follow.

Sponsors

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks

  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs