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Pulitzer Winners to Speak at Brookdale

World-renowned New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and author Sheryl WuDunn will host an inspiring discussion on human rights, social justice and the power of grassroots change at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Collins Arena in Lincroft.

The program, hosted by the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale, will center on Kristof and WuDunn’s new book “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” which tells the stories of ordinary people who are changing the world through innovation, volunteerism and advocacy.

“These authors have spent decades on the front lines of the fight for human rights,” said Dale Daniels, executive director of Chhange. “Their actions exemplify the mission and work of Chhange. We know their engaging presentation will inspire students and the community at large.”

Kristof and WuDunn became the first ever married couple to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1990, following their reporting on the Tiananmen Square protests and the pro-democracy student movement in China. They have since become known across the globe for their in-depth coverage of global conflicts, social justice and women’s issues.

All community members are invited to join Kristof and WuDunn on Sept. 30 in an engaging discussing on the power of grassroots activism and learn how to create positive change close to home. The authors will also host a Q&A and book signing following the talk. Pre-registration is required.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Activities, Continuing and Professional Studies, the International Education Center, and the Global Citizenship Project.

Current Brookdale students can attend the program – and get a copy of “A Path Appears” – for free. A limited number of tickets are now available at the Student Activities Info Desk and Ticket Window, located on the lower level of the Student Life Center in Lincroft. For more information call 732-224-2788.

Advanced tickets, including a copy of the book, are available for $30. Tickets and copies of the book will be available at the door for $40, while supplies last.

To register or for more information call 732-224-1889 or visit the Chhange website.