Yvonne Latty

Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at NYU's Jouranlism Institute. She is currently producing and directing a feature-length documentary on the effects of uranium contamination in Navajo Nation.

Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004).

She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Latty was featured in two History Channel's Documentaries, Honor Deferred and the Emmy award winner A Distant Shore: African Americans at D-Day.

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    In Conflict: The Book

    Roadside bombs. Brutal conditions in hostile territory. Life-shattering injuries. The daunting challenges of returning to civilian life. For many Iraq War veterans, everywhere is the front line.

    In Conflict captures the unheard voices, unpredictable experiences, and personal photographs of 25 Iraq War veterans whose lives have been changed forever. Their stories are as diverse as their backgrounds. Some are permanently disfigured. Others support the war effort and are eager to return to it. Still others feel they fought in vain for all the wrong reasons. Men and women, from all branches and ranks, Republican and Democrat, straight and gay, immigrants and natives, hailing from all parts of the country, these 25 remarkable veterans represent America and its complexity.

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    In Conflict: The Play

    IN CONFLICT had its world premiere on October 3, 2007 at Randall Theater at Temple University under the direction of Douglas C. Wager, and played the renowned Long Wharf Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway as the opening production of The Culture Project’s 2008-2009 Season. It was published by Playscripts and has performed by universities and theater groups around the country

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    Sacred Poison

    Navajo Nation is called the “Saudi Arabia” of uranium. The land is rich with the mineral and despite the soaring cancers rates and spills; mining companies want to open mines that were shut down a decade ago. This is another America. A nation so poor it could take your breath away, a nation that is battling to survive as they did over 100 years ago.

    Sacred Poison is a documentary, produced by Yvonne Latty, offers a look at the deadly consequences of uranium mining on the Navajo and their efforts to keep history from repeating itself in light of a renewed interest in mining both coal and uranium on the reservation.

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    The Border Project

    “Beyond the Border” is a unique international and cross-cultural reporting project developed by Prof. Yvonne Latty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante of the University of Arizona School of Journalism to give journalism students hands-on experience in areas of trauma and conflict. New York University students of the Reporting the Nation, Reporting New York graduate concentrations, will travel to the Arizona/Mexico border to report alongside University of Arizona students about issues and problems affecting the peoples of the border such as migration, violence, environmental degradation, and ethnic and racial conflict. University of Arizona students will then travel to New York to report “beyond the border” alongside their NYU counterparts on issues and problems facing Mexican and Mexican-Americans in New York City.

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    We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans

    The Greatest Generation meets Bloods in this revealing oral history of the unrecognized contributions of African American veterans.

    Award-winning journalist Yvonne Latty never bothered to find out the extent of her father’s service until it was almost too late. Inspired by his moving story — and eager to uncover the little-known stories of other black veterans, from those who served in the Second World War to the War in Iraq — Latty set about interviewing veterans of every stripe: men and women; army, navy, and air force personnel; prisoners of war; and brigadier generals.