Throughout the year, the Pulitzer Center brings its journalists and their work to audiences through public talks, school visits, conferences, film festivals, academic symposiums and other significant speaking engagements.

Kwame Dawes at Oberlin College

Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Discussion at Oberlin College with Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes will be at Oberlin College for a discussion on Crisis and Reggae in Caribbean Culture.

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New Bern, NC: Jon Sawyer Speaks on "Africa Beyond the Stereotypes"

Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 2:00PM to 3:00PM

The Rothermel Foundation will be hosting a panel titled "Africa Beyond the Stereotypes" to discuss the future of democracy in Africa and the obstacles of engaging the greater public's interest. Panelists include Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, professor of African studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Jim Thomas, founder of Africa Rising, and director of the Program in Public Health Ethics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and John Beck, who is recently retired from World Concern.

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'Edge of Joy' Screening in Seattle

Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 4:00PM to 6:30PM

Population Connection will screen the documentary 'The Edge of Joy' in Seattle. The film follows the lives of Nigerian doctors, midwives, and families in order to shed light on the issue of maternal health. The free event will be held at the North Bellevue Community Center and is open to the public. A brief reception and discussion with filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will follow.

North Bellevue Community Center
4063 148th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98007

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The Edge of Joy Screening at The George Washington University

Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 4:00PM to 6:30PM

Join Pathfinder International and Woodlawn Avenue Productions for a screening of The Edge of Joy

Set in Nigeria, this unique film captures the dramatic story of pregnancy and childbirth in a low-resource setting. Follow an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care, as they battle the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world.

Following the film, please join us for an interactive discussion with filmmaker Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Rm 301
George Washington University, Washington DC

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The Edge of Joy Screening at Capitol Hill Days

Friday, April 01, 2011 - 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Join Population Connection as they present a screening of The Edge of Joy to kick off Capitol Hill Days

In Nigeria, the lifetime risk of a woman dying in childbirth is 1 in 18, compared to 1 in 4,800 in the United States. Focusing on maternal health in Muslim and Christian communities in Nigeria, the documentary film The Edge of Joy depicts the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

6:30 – Reception
7:30 – Screening of The Edge of Joy

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