Nicholas Kristof: "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide"
Tue, 04/06/2010 - 7:00pm
The Palladium (253 5th Avenue North, St Petersburg)
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Florida Holocaust Museum.
Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times and bestselling co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
In 1990, Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, then also a New York Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof’s columns have often focused on global health, poverty and gender issues in the developing world. Since 2004, he has written dozens of columns about Darfur and visited the area ten times. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006, for commentary for what the judges called “his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”
Kristof has taken a special interest in Web journalism: he was the first blogger on The New York Times Web site; he can be found on twitter; and, he has a Facebook fan page and a channel on YouTube. Reporter, a documentary following Kristof in the summer of 2007 and his coverage of the war in Congo, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and will air on HBO on Feburary 18, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
253 Fifth Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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