Monday, April 20: 4:00-5:15 p.m. at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, Law School Auditorium, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale (campus map)

Tuesday, April 21: 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis (map)

Wednesday, April 22: 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Washington University, Wilson #214, on the Danforth Campus, St. Louis (map of Danforth Campus)

Sponsored by Civitas Associates, SIU Carbondale and Washington University

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting presents Women - Children - Crisis. Three journalists will share their stories from Nepal, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. See the journalists projects at Nepal: Olga's Girls, The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC and Iraq: Death of a Nation?

Meredith May, feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and a professor at Mills College in Oakland, reported this winter on child indentured servants in western Nepal.

Michael Kavanagh, a specialist on the Great Lakes ethnic conflicts, has made three month-long trips to eastern Congo in the past year, reporting for The World, World Focus, NPR and Slate.

Alaa Majeed, an Iraqi journalist who worked in McClatchy's Baghdad bureau, is a winner of the 2007 Courage in Journalism Award. She was in Iraq this winter, reunited with her two sons after years.

Engage Online:

Join the global conversation at Pulitzer's Women-Children-Crisis web portal, where you can pose questions for indentured servants in Nepal, Iraqi refugees in Syria, women and young girls in the DRC as well as upload your own short video stories or 1-minute interviews on the subject. Also, engage in the reporting, learn about the issues and be a part of a global dialogue.

For additional details on the above events, contact Ann Peters at 202-797-5267, or email apetersATpulitzercenterDOTorg

Project

Every January, 83-year-old Olga Murray of northern California goes to southwestern Nepal for the annual Maghe Sankranti winter festival. That's where she can find impoverished Tharu farmers selling their daughters to higher caste families to work as domestic slaves.

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