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Westchester Community College Hosts Pulitzer Center Grantees

Event Date:

April 25, 2013 | 11:00 AM EDT
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Westchester Community College will host Pulitzer Center grantee Allison Shelley and Melissa Turley, the 2012 student fellow from George Washington University, for its annual "Meet the Pros" event on Thursday, April 25.

Shelley, a documentary photographer and multimedia creator, worked with fellow grantee Allyn Gaestel on the project "Out of the Sheds: Women Fight Segregation in Rural Nepal," an exploration of chaupadi, a Nepalese custom that isolates women during menstruation. Turley traveled to South Africa to report on violence against women for her project "Closing the Gender Gap in South Africa."

Shelley and Turley will discuss their work and answer questions during two sessions for students and the general public. An informal meet-and-greet with the visitors is scheduled between the two sessions. Shelley and Turley will also attend a private reception later in the afternoon with selected students, faculty and administrators. Throughout the day they'll offer a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a journalist overseas, and as well as the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium International Reporting Fellowship.

Thursday, April 25
11-11:50 am: Session 1
12-12:50 pm: Meet & Greet
1-1:50 pm: Session 2
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Westchester Community College is a partner with the Pulitzer Center through the Campus Consortium network.


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