There is an event tonight in Wait Chapel that might be of interest to your students. Wake Forest hosts a “Voices of Our Time” series, which is designed to bring major national and international speakers and topics to campus, so our students have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders about key topics.
Tonight at 6:30 pm in Brendle Recital Hall will be a Voices of Our Time event entitled “Too Young to Wed,” which is about child brides. The speakers are Stephanie Sinclair, a documentary photographer who contributes regularly to National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and Newsweek, and Cynthia Gorney, who became a professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism after a career at The Washington Post; she is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic.
The event is billed as follows: “through deeply moving words and photography, Sinclair and Gorney will present their award-winning journalistic journey uncovering the underground world of child marriage, which spans continents, language, religion and caste. Their project was done in conjunction with National Geographic and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C.”
As with all Voices of Our Time events, this is free and open to the public. Even though it is getting close to the end of the semester and there are no doubt many projects looming, hope that some of your students might be interested in attending.