Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, May 25, 7:30 PM ET
Julian Rubinstein presents The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood
In conversation with Alan Chin
Julian Rubinstein, award-winning journalist and author of Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, joins Greenlight (virtually!) to present his new book, The Holly. Much more than the story of a shooting, The Holly is a multigenerational crime story that explores the porous boundaries between a city’s elites and its most disadvantaged citizens, as well as the fraught interactions of police, confidential informants, activists, gang members, and ex-gang members trying—or not—to put their pasts behind them. It shows how well-intentioned urban renewal may hasten gentrification, and what happens when overzealous policing collides with gang members who conceive of themselves as defenders, however imperfect, of a neighborhood. In the era of Black Lives Matter and urgent debates about the future of policing, Rubinstein offers a nuanced and humane illumination of what’s at stake. Rubinstein is joined in conversation by Alan Chin, a photojournalist and Managing Director of the community-based photojournalism initiative Facing Change: Documenting America / Documenting DETROIT.