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Holy Innocents' to 'Harness Chaos' at the High
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Holy Innocents' to 'Harness Chaos' at the High

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- "Harnessing Chaos" is the theme of Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's  second event in the HIES Department Chair Speaker Series on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the High Museum of Art's Walter C. Hill Auditorium. The theme will tie five diverse narratives into an evening exploring the beauty and challenges of life lived passionately in the midst of chaos. 

Modeled after the famous TED Talks, this second event will feature the following speakers: 

•Helene D. Gayle, one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," and Newsweek's top 10 "Women in Leadership." Dr. Gayle has been featured by national and international media outlets. She is president and CEO of Care – a leading international humanitarian organization whose poverty fighting programs reached 122 million people last year in 84 countries.

• Andy Greenbergauthor of This Machine Kills Secrets, which tells the story of WikiLeakers, cypherpunks and hacktivists and how they use the chaos of information to perpetuate their goals. He was also the first reporter to get a major interview with Julian Assange, editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks.

• Jonida Beqo, award-winning slam poet and performance artist, who describes herself as “an immigrant of dual nationalities, a wife and mother, a poet, a seamstress, a survivor, and above all, a believer.”

Holy Innocents' own Sydney Coleman, a sophomore who has just completed her third novel entitled Summer’s End, and the dynamic Middle School faculty duo, David Gale and Gary Klingman, will also lend their own stories to the evening. Senior Wick Simmons will open the series with a cello performance.

The school's Fine Arts Alliance will host a coffee reception to follow in the Robinson Atrium, where copies of This Machine Kills Secrets can be purchased.

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