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Newsroom to Classroom: Workshops for Educators Exploring Global Reporting on Migration

Event Date:

June 14, 2023 | 10:00 AM CDT TO 12:00 PM CDT
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Please join the Pulitzer Center and Hemispheres: The International Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin for “Newsroom to Classroom: Workshops for educators exploring global reporting on migration." The workshops include two events, both of which are free. Click here register for one or both events.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 10:00am-12:00pm CDT, participants will engage in a discussion and Q&A with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jane Ferguson, whose projects Afghanistan After the Americans and Russia Invades Ukraine explore connections between conflict and migration.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 10:00am-12:00pm CDT, participants will then engage in a discussion and Q&A with the following panel of Pulitzer Center-supported journalists:

  • Amie Ferris-Rotman, whose project Far From Home for TIME magazine explored the experiences of women from Afghanistan who have migrated to different parts of the world as refugees following the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the takeover by the Taliban in 2021.
  • Ana Santos, who has reported for Rappler and several other international outlets on the experiences of Filipino people who have migrated to Europe and the Middle East for work. Her most recent project, Rough Roads Ahead, explored human trafficking and labor rights violations in the Netherlands.
  • Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico, who will speak about their Pulitzer Prize- and Peabody Award-winning project Extra-Continental Migration: The Longest Journey to America for PBS NewsHour and California Sunday Magazine. The project explores migration through the Darien Gap by people from several continents to reach the United States.

Discussions with journalists on both days will be followed by a reflection and exploration of related curricular resources. Both sessions will close with discussions about how underreported news stories on migration can support diverse curricular and social-emotional learning goals for students.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Upon completion of a short survey following the session, participants will receive 2 hours of CPE credit for each day (up to the discretion of your district to accept it).


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees