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Webinar for Students and the Public: Finding Home as an Intersex Asylum Seeker

Event Date:

June 3, 2020 | 2:00 PM EDT TO 3:00 PM EDT
Promotional image from She's Not a Boy. United States, 2019.

“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe...

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Still of Tatenda Ngwaru from the documentary "She's Not a Boy," directed by Yuhong Pang and Robert Tokanel.
Still of Tatenda Ngwaru from the documentary 'She's Not a Boy,' directed by Yuhong Pang and Robert Tokanel.

The Pulitzer Center education team invites students, teachers, and the public to join us for a speaker series in which journalists highlight under-reported stories of resilience around the world. At a time when the headlines are dominated by crisis, we will explore stories of hope, joy, and connection while also learning more about how journalists investigate and communicate under-reported stories.

In this webinar, students will meet Tatenda Ngwaru, an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the United States, and Robert Tokanel, a filmmaker who co-directed a documentary that tells her story. Robert will share how he and co-director Yuhong Pang made "She's Not a Boy" and will screen an excerpt of the film. Tatenda will discuss her personal journey and her work advocating for intersex visibility.

While this webinar is open to all students as well as the public, it is recommended for grades 7 and up.

Click here to register. Once you register, you will receive a link you can click to join the workshop. Your link is unique; each participant must register individually.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a virtual journalist visit for your class at a different time, please contact [email protected].


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