Roger Thurow, journalist, author, Pulitzer Center grantee and senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, speaks at the 2016 Friends of Turkana Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY.

Thurow speaksabout the reporting he did for his book, "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children–and the World", published in May 2016. The book follows four mothers and their babies in India, Uganda, Guatemala and Chicago as they attempt to provide proper nutrition to ensure their children can survive and thrive.

Friends of Turkana is a registered non-profit organization headquartered in Brooklyn that supports projects focused on sustainable agriculture in Turkana, a remote, arid region in the northwest corner of Kenya.

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Roger Thurow and "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2016 Friends of Turkana Fundraising Gala
The Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepoint Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.


Image by Roger Thurow. Uganda, 2016.
September 30, 2016 /
Roger Thurow, Ann Peters
As part of inaugural Campus Consortium visit, journalist focuses on his reporting on the first 1,000 days in child development and the impact of nutrition and related issues.
Women of Chuicavioc tend to a small vegetable garden. Image by Roger Thurow. Guatemala, 2013.
September 6, 2016 /
Roger Thurow
Session to provide journalists with reporting resources and give them opportunities to ask experts questions.