Join Cultural Vistas and Hostelling International USA for a special evening with Richard C. Morais, the acclaimed author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey and the newly-released, The Man With No Borders, exploring the complex issues around diversity and the immense blessings and very real complexities that occur when different cultures encounter each other.
How do we live with this quickening mash-up of cultures that is the result of mass migration?
What precisely happens, on a personal and societal level, when an individual makes their way from one corner of the globe to another in the 21st century?
This is what Morais will be exploring as he walks through all the issues – creative and destructive, individual and collective, spiritual and mundane – that the human drive to migrate raises in the world.
The talk will be followed by a community panel discussion and a light reception.
All events proceeds will support Cultural Vistas’ and HI USA’s efforts to expand access to immersive international learning and travel opportunities through each organization’s need-based scholarship funds.
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Richard C. Morais is an American journalist and novelist. He is best known as the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey, a novel about an Indian chef in France that sold in 35 territories worldwide. His latest novel, The Man with No Borders, was released globally on September 1, by Amazon’s literary imprint, Little A.
Following his talk, Richard will join a panel of local community experts in conversation, including:
Arielle is the Arts Engagement Producer for The ARTery, WBUR’s arts and culture team. She is a Boston-based multimedia journalist who uses journalism and graphic art to tell the stories of underserved voices.
Hassan is a writer, performer, and multi-disciplinary artist. His work explores the intersections of media, culture, and identity, with an intention to uplift people of color and people in diasporas.
Susan's been an avid global traveler since first studying fine art in Italy and then immediately moving to Mongolia for three years—first as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, then as a Strategic Advisor with the U.S. Embassy and followed by work as a Project Director with the UN. She is also a 2003-04 alumna of the Robert Bosch Foundation Program in Germany. Today, she is the founder of Stella Advisors, LLC and serves as a Cultural Vistas Board member.