Thursday, November 29 @7:00pm
Sponsored in partnership with Manhattan Together/Metro IAF
As members of the faith-based organizing network Manhattan Together, our community has joined in the work to address issues of mass incarceration, especially the mis-incarceration of those with mental illness. We are thrilled to welcome Pete Earley, mental health advocate and New York Times best-selling author, to hear about the personal experiences which came to inspire his book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America's Mental Health Madness as a father fighting for his child and journalist in search of a better way in the "revolving doors" between hospitals and jails.
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About Pete Earley
Pete Earley is a storyteller who has penned 17 books including four New York Times bestsellers, including The Hot House and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. After a 14-year career in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, Pete became a full-time author with a commitment to expose the stories that entertain and surprise. His honest reporting and compelling writing helped him garner success as one of few authors with “the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency,” according to Washingtonian magazine. When Pete’s life was turned upside down by the events recounted in his book Crazy, he joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness to advocate for strong mental health reform on the public stage. This new advocacy has taken him to 48 different states and multiple countries around the globe where he delivers speeches to rally against the troubled mental health systems and for the mentally ill.