Middle and high school students at the 2012 WorldLink Youth Town Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pulitzer Center journalist Dimiter Kenarov and Pulitzer Center Education Director Mark Schulte will speak to over 700 middle and high schools students from San Diego and Baja California at the 16th annual WorldLink Youth Town Meeting in San Diego on January 24. Kenarov, an Istanbul-based journalist with experience reporting on shale gas development in Poland, will talk about the impact of social media on the environmental activism community in Eastern Europe, and Schulte will talk about Pulitzer Center reporting as it relates to the conference themes of Media as a Humanitarian Voice and Media as a Global Activist.

Thursday, January 24
WorldLink Youth Town Meeting
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park-KIPJ 134
San Diego, CA

WorldLink is a youth education program at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Each year WorldLink students gather at the Youth Town Meeting to discuss the complexities and challenges of international affairs. This is the second consecutive year the Pulitzer Center will participate in the WorldLink Youth Town Meeting.

The student-selected theme for the 2012-2013 meeting is "Changing Worlds: Media's Power and Influence." Read more about the conference at the WorldLink website and access the WorldLink Reader for background knowledge on Youth Town Meeting topics.

Unlike other WorldLink events, the Youth Town Meeting is by invitation only. If you are interested in learning how you can attend, please e-mail Debbie M. Martinez.

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