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DRF Speaker Series: James and Deborah Fallows

September 24, 2018

DRF will be hosting New York Times bestselling authors James and Deborah Fallows on Thursday, November 15 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.

The Fallows will be talking about their new book Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America and how American renewal, ingenuity and innovation is alive and well across the United States.

Today’s dominant political refrain is that America is in a state of decline. But to the Fallows nothing could be further from the truth. Over the course of a three-year, 54,000-mile journey across the country for The Atlantic, and documented in their recent book Our Towns, they discovered many surprising points of reinvention, in every region of the country — and enough to refresh the bleak national conversation to reflect a positive truth.

“We are seeing renewal and ingenuity in the Dan River Region every day,” said Karl Stauber, president & CEO of Danville Regional Foundation. “To hear of other places doing this work and the experiences of the Fallows across the country will help our community see new possibilities and encourage us to keep moving forward as we reimagine our future.”

The keynote presentation on Thursday, November 15 will follow a luncheon that is free and open to the public but reservations are required through the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce by visiting or calling 434-836-6990.