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'Widows: Loss, Land, and the Law' Event at University of Texas

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Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owned, twice. Image by Kathryn Carlson. Uganda, 2016.

Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owned, twice. Image by Kathryn Carlson. Uganda, 2016. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00PM
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Sheffield-Massey Room
Austin, TX 78705
United States

Join us at the University of Texas School of Law on Tuesday March 21, 2017, for a conversation with award-winning journalist Cynthia Gorney about her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows." Gorney worked with photographer Amy Toensing and video producer Kathryn Carlson to produce "For Widows: Life After Loss," an extensive story and multimedia presentation in National Geographic.

Worldwide, there are about 259 million widows. Nearly half live in poverty. Even where laws protect their rights, widows are sometimes mistreated. 

In Uganda, as in many other parts of the world, widowhood is a sentence to a life of misery. After her husband died, Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owned, twice. Her cow was beaten to death. Her land was forcefully taken from her. 

Pulitzer Center executive director Jon Sawyer joins Gorney for the visit to the University of Texas. They will discuss both the field research behind her project–in India and Bosnia as well as Uganda–and how that reflects patterns of discrimination that are all too common across the globe. 

The lecture is an event sponsored in collaboration with The Bernard and Audre Rappoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4 PM
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Sheffield-Massey Room
Austin, Texas 78705

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