“The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor” London book launch

On November 19th join TNI editor Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, writer Guy Mannes-Abbot (Gulf Labor Coalition), editor Anthony Downey (Ibraaz) and James lynch (Amnesty Internationl) for the London book launch of Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor hosted by Ibraaz.

The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor is a chronicle of a campaign at the forefront of a new wave of worldwide cultural activism. The Gulf Labor Coalition is a cosmopolitan group of artists and writers who are pressuring Western cultural institutions, including the Louvre, Guggenheim, British Museum and New York University, over their exploitation of the migrant workers building their outposts on Saadiyat Island – the so-called ‘Island of Happiness’ off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Venue Address: Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA. Time: 6:30 pm

Collateral Damage

Former Los Angeles Times book critic Susan Salter Reynolds and writer and editor Willie Osterweil talk about what it means to be a working writer in a precarious economy and how it has changed the nature of written culture and book reviewing.