Author of “Nomadland” Will Speak at 14th Annual Night Without a Tux

One of Safe Harbour’s largest fundraising events, “Night Without a Tux” will return on February 26 at 6 p.m., offering both an in-person and virtual option to attend.  The event will be held at the beautiful venue, Liberty Forge in Mechanicsburg.  In its 14th year, “Night Without a Tux” will feature attendee favorites such as music by Jazz Me, a photo booth, and a live silent auction.

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option is available to view the program portion of the event, beginning at approximately 7 p.m. An online auction will also take place the week prior to the event, running from February 18-25, offering numerous items for sale to support the programs of Safe Harbour.

This year’s program will include an update on Safe Harbour activities and news, the presentation of the Leadership Through Service Award, as well as a nationally known speaker, Jessica Bruder.

Bruder is the author of the book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. For her New York Times-bestselling book, she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place in a precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving — from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. Nomadland won the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage and the Discover Award. It was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award. The New York Times named it both a Notable Book and an Editors’ Choice. Nomadland has now been translated (or is forthcoming) in 24 languages.

Bruder’s book was made into a highly acclaimed major motion picture in 2021.  Nomadland, the movie, won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director (Chloé Zhao, only the second woman, and the first woman of color, to win the award), and Actress (Frances McDormand).

Bruder is also the author of Burning Book and, with co-author Dale Maharidge, Snowden’s Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance.

In light of health and safety concerns, in-person attendees will be asked to wear appropriate face coverings during the event unless actively eating or drinking.

In-person ticket sales have ended but to attend virtually, use the link below.

Jessica Bruder is a journalist who writes about subcultures and social issues.

For her New York Times-bestselling book Nomadland, Bruder spent months living in a camper van.


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