Wednesday, October 8, 2014
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)
An Evening with Nicholas Kristof
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, New York Times
A Path Appears:
Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
All Saints Church
504 N. Camden
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tickets available at the door
$20 General Admission
Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since November 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.
With his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he has coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo and a correspondent in Los Angeles. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island. Visit his bog at The New York Times. For more on the Half the Sky Movement, visit the site.
Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, the new book from the acclaimed husband-and-wife team is even more ambitious in scale: a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving-determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fund-raising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so.