NYTimes Pulitzer Prize- Winning Journalist, Nicholas Kristof to Be Guest Speaker at Kids for World Health Sponsored Event
Sound Shore, March 2, 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof will give a speech, “Combating Poverty and Global Health Issues: the Impact of Youth Involvement and Community Activism,” at 7 p.m. March 14 at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Rd.
His talk will headline “An Evening for Understanding,” a community event sponsored by the student nonprofit Kids For World Health. There will also be a presentation about the work students are doing with the nonprofit to fight poverty and health problems in places like Lwala, Uganda.
The suggested ticket donation is $10 for adults and $3 for students, with proceeds used to fund the nonprofit’s latest charity projects.
Comment by the Editor:
A focus on student understanding and work, Mr. Kristof offered students this important message among others:”It is important to move out of your comfort zone.”
Based on global studies, Nicholas Kristof’s book with wife and author Cheryl WuDunn, speaks about the hope that we can place in the women of the world’s poorer countries for raising the quality of life through education, healthcare, and small businesses. It is through these channels that we need place our funds, remembering the necessity of creating sustainable programs.
Recommended reading: “Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”