Mercury attracts flakes of gold and forms an amalgam, shown here, the consistency of toothpaste, which is then vaporized with a torch to reveal pure gold. Image by Larry C. Price. Philippines, 2012.

Educators and their students (high school and college level) are invited to participate in a virtual conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Larry Price on Thursday, April 11 at 12:30 pm EST. Price recently reported on trends in the gold mining industry in the Philippines and Burkina Faso. His photographs capture the widespread use of child labor and the dangerous practice of compressor mining.

This event is free for classes selected to participate. Apply to participate in the program on the Face to Face Conversations website, and find out more by contacting Lyn Millner, Associate Professor of Journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University.

A quick guide lesson plan and background materials are available to help prepare students for the session.

Connecting is easy, via a web plug-in. No software is required, and someone will be in touch with you ahead of time to test your connection. Teachers are asked to have a headset available to enable students to talk directly to Larry Price.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
12:30 pm Eastern time

Teachers must connect to the session no later than 12:00 am EST.

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists puts students in direct conversation with journalists who cover critical global issues. Past journalists include those who have covered South Sudan, India, Bahrain and the West Bank. The program, produced by Florida Gulf Coast University, is made possible by a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and organized in partnership with Poynter’s News University.

Project

Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines. It is very risky business, sometimes deadly. But child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide craze for gold.

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