GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series, put on by the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center will begin its 2011-12 run with Nicholas D. Kristof, Author, Columnist, Journalist on Monday, September 26, 2011. Kristof will speak on “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women.”
Nicholas Kristof, is the author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women, which outlines an agenda for the world’s women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa. Many reviewers suggest that Half the Sky stands to become a classic, igniting a grass-roots revolution.