Helen will be presenting at PEN New England's Something to Hide, an event spotlighting the implications of mass surveillance. More info:
Government and corporate surveillance should worry everyone. Pervasive monitoring has a chilling effect on free thought, leading to self-censorship, inhibiting intellectual inquiry, and altering our political discourse.
We are partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts to present “Something to Hide,” a program to counter the fallacy that “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”
Writers, artists, and special guests will read on the themes of privacy and censorship, and illuminate the ways that mass surveillance threatens artistic and intellectual freedoms. With special guests Suzanne Nossel and Carol Rose. Featuring Helene Atwan, Chris Cooper, Andre Dubus III, Jennifer Haigh, Richard Hoffman, Helen Elaine Lee, Marianne Leone, Lois Lowry, Claire Messud, ZZ Packer, Tom Perrotta, Michael Rezendes, and more...