Tue, Jul 18|
Freeport Performing Arts Center
Invaluable Lessons of Carrying On in the Face of Great Tragedy
Global Stories of Resilience, with Former NBC News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief, Martin Fletcher Proceeds to Benefit Artolution Lead Sponsor: Thomas & Rita Saliba
Time & Location
Jul 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA
About the Event
Lead Sponsor: Thomas & Rita Saliba
Proceeds to benefit Artolution
Martin Fletcher will lead us through the journey chronicled in his most recent book, Teachers, The Ones I Can’t Forget. Teachers are the people Martin Fletcher met throughout his work as a news correspondent, often on the worst day of their lives. He watched as they picked up the pieces following personal tragedy and discovered the invaluable lesson of carrying on, no matter the circumstances.
Martin Fletcher covered world events for forty years, including the twenty-six years he spent as an NBC correspondent in Israel and the fifteen years as Bureau Chief as well. During Martin’s career, he has won almost every award in TV journalism, including the du Pont, known as the TV Pulitzer, five Overseas Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence several times, five Emmy Awards and many others. The Emmys were for his coverage of Kosovo, another separate award for his work in Rwanda, and three for his reporting from Israel; one for the first Palestinian uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006. Martin retired from NBC in January 2010 but still works for them on contract as a Special Correspondent.
Proceeds from the book sales will go to Artolution, a global non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen communities experiencing crisis through collaborative art-making.
There will be a $20 ticket fee for this event, but each paid attendee will receive a copy of Teachers, The Ones I Can’t Forget. Proceeds from the event and book sales will go to Artolution, a global non-profit