Reporting on gender inequities and global health

a path appearsPulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will present “A Path Appears: Reporting on Gender Inequities and Global Health” on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Function Room of the Yawkey Athletic Center. Kristof and WuDunn combine journalism and activism in their unique brand of reporting centered on human rights abuses and advocacy. The first married couple to win a Pulitzer in journalism, they covered the Tiananmen Square democracy movement for the New York Times and later co-wrote the book China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. They are also authors of the national bestseller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Addressing worldwide maltreatment and marginalization towards women, Half the Sky draws a compelling picture of women struggling for opportunity and equality and inspired a PBS documentary of the same name. Their latest book is A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. It was the basis of a PBS documentary that followed Kristof and WuDunn and a group of actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States where they uncover the harshest forms of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow: including sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery, as well as the effective solutions being forged to combat them. Co-sponsors: The Park Street Corporation Speaker Series at BC and the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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