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Image of Town Hall: Nicholas Kristof

Building a Resilient Community: Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Kristof
Moderator: John Palminteri,
award-winning radio and television reporter in Santa Barbara
(2017/2018 Lectures)

Mon, Apr 23
7:30 PM

Santa Barbara is the place we call home. We want to celebrate it, nourish it, and above all, see it thrive through engaged citizens and productive dialogue. Part of A&L’s Thematic Learning Initiative, this town hall is an opportunity to hear from specialists, ask questions and participate in a public conversation about a community issue.

Keynote Speaker
Nicholas Kristof
Taking Action: Resiliency, Commitment and Responsibility

“[An] inspiring guide for anyone who wonders what difference a single person can make in building a more hopeful world.” – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and human rights advocate Nicholas Kristof gives a voice to the voiceless. He received his first Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for his coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement and his second in 2006 for reporting on genocide in Darfur. His bestselling books Half the Sky and A Path Appears inspired PBS documentary series. A New York Times reporter since 1984 and subject of the HBO documentary Reporter, produced by Ben Affleck, Kristof is a master storyteller with a peerless perspective on the events that shape our world.

Books will be available for purchase and signing


Related Thematic Learning Initiative Events:

FILM: A Path Appears: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty (Ep. 2)
Wed, Apr 18 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library
(Author will not be present)
Registration recommended

Taking Action Matters: Santa Barbara Organizations as Global Change Makers
A Moderated Discussion with Nicholas Kristof
Mon, Apr 23 / 4 PM / Santa Barbara Central Library
Registration recommended

Spring 2018 Thematic Learning Initiative Book Selection
FREE copies of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be available beginning March 19 at the A&L Ticket Office (UCSB bldg. 402) and the Santa Barbara Central Library (40 E Anapamu St.). Books available while supplies last.

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Event Sponsors: Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

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