Join the Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago on Thursday, June 24 at 4:30pm CDT for a conversation with journalist Ziyah Gafic centered around the challenges migrants and refugees face in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the pandemic in his Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalism project, The Game.
Gafic’s reporting for National Geographic examines how COVID-19 has made the already treacherous journey most migrants and refugees face even more difficult. Migrants face extremely limited access to health care and housing as well as mounting tensions with local populations. Gafic will discuss how the pandemic has amplified these conflicts for dislocated communities.
Gafic is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer focused on societies locked in perpetual violence and Muslim communities around the world. Gafic’s work has received multiple honors at World Press Photo, Grand Prix Discovery of the Year at Les Rencontres d'Arles, a Hasselblad Masters Award, the City of Perpignan Award for Young Reporters at Visa pour l'Image, Photo District News, the Getty Images grant for editorial photography, TED fellowship, Prince Claus grant, and the Magnum Emergency fund grant.
After a Q&A with Gafic, participants will have a chance to connect with one another to network and identify opportunities for aligning Gafic’s reporting with their curricular goals for next year.
This webinar is part of a multi-day virtual conference for educators to bring award-winning journalists together to discuss the global and local inequalities that COVID-19 has amplified.
Featuring a combination of journalist-led presentations and interactive activities, the program will also introduce methods for integrating global news and journalism skills into diverse curricula to reinforce students’ critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Participants will leave with the tools to incorporate new content into their classes, as well as connections to journalists working on pressing global issues. Illinois-based educators are eligible to receive CPDU credits for attendance.
Register for the Zoom webinar here.