Kingston Fall Author Talks: "Footprints in the Dust"

Kingston Council on Aging
26 Evergreen Street
Kingston , MA

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Roberta Gately will speak about her book at the opening program of the Fall Author Talks. Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World reveals the humanity behind the headlines, beginning where newscasters end their reports. The people within this riveting book are neither all saints nor all sinners, but they’re impossible to forget. Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, registration is requested. Register on the weblink.

As a young ER nurse in Boston, Roberta Gately was stopped cold by stark images in the news of children with distended bellies and empty haunting stares. She called the aid organization featured in the news story and, within two months, was on her way. Today, the word “refugee” sparks conversation and fuels emotion. Millions of refugees worldwide have fled violence and hunger, and millions more have been forcibly displaced. But who are these people?

The ongoing author series is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library in partnership with the Kingston Council on Aging and Kingston Public Library Foundation.  The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.