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A Path Appears: an intelligent conversation about real people changing the world

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

A Path Appears: an intelligent conversation about real...

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Individual Reservation Apr 11, 2019 $37.00 $0.00
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Appetizers, desserts, coffee, and cash bar available
6:30 p.m.

Panel discussion with thought leaders and social activists
7:30 p.m.

Keynote Address with Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times and two time Pulitzer Prize winner. Christened by his colleagues as the reporter’s reporter, Kristof began his career backpacking in Africa and Asia, writing articles to cover his expenses. He’s lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries. During his travels, he has caught malaria, experienced wars, confronted warlords, encountered an Indonesian mob carrying heads on pikes, and survived an African airplane crash. Kristof not only managed to survive and press on, he’s also won two Pulitzers in the process – advocating human rights and giving a voice, to the voiceless.

In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, then also a New York Times journalist, became the first husband-wife team to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof won his second Pulitzer in 2006 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 and WuDunn have written four best-selling books: Half the Sky, A Path Appears, China Wakes, and Thunder from the East. Oprah Winfrey devoted two full programs to their work, and they have been on countless other television programs. In fact, Half the Sky and A Path Appears each inspired a prime-time PBS documentary series. Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed Kristof as “an honorary African” for his reporting on conflicts there, and President Bill Clinton said: “There is no one in journalism, anywhere in the United States at least, who has done anything like the work he has done to figure out how poor people are actually living around the world, and what their potential is.”

This intelligent conversation made possible by

The Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation

Additional support comes from

Genesis Health System


Table Sponsors
Kathleen Collins at the Dragonfly
MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center
Rafferty Funeral Home
Rivermont Collegiate

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136 East 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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