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Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist Will Discuss Oppression of Women in Asia and Africa Monday

Nicholas D. Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women will kickoff Grand Rapids Community College’s annual Diversity Lecture Series Monday, September 26.
 
Kristof is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa. Many reviewers suggest that Half the Sky stands to become a classic, igniting a grass-roots revolution. The book outlines an agenda for the world’s women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute.

This lecture, like all of the Diversity Lecture Series speeches, is free and open to the public. All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE.  On-campus parking is $3.00 with the discount pass available at the lecture.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.