Join Melissa Noel returns to her alma mater Howard University on Monday, March 4, 2019, to present her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting on the complexities of Caribbean migration, especially the impact of prolonged parent-child separations. Noel is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.
The Caribbean is a region where migration out of economic necessity is extremely common. Typically, such migration is viewed as having positive economic effects, for families and for the region. The negative impact this can have on the well being of children, who are often separated from their parents for several years, is frequently not taken into account. Noel explores 'barrel children' in her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "Beyond The Barrels: How Migration Impacts Caribbean Children."
The evening talk is part of a two-day visit to this Campus Consortium partner, where Noel also will visit classes and participate in more informal sessions with students and faculty.