CitySquare is launching Up Close with CitySquare, a speaker series designed to provide Dallas with the opportunity to hear from authors, sports figures, and social influencers who support the fight against poverty. The first event, a seated breakfast, takes place on March 19th from 7 – 8:30 a.m. in the Martha Pollock Mack Grand Ballroom at SMU and features Pulitzer Prize winning, New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof.
A seasoned journalist and human rights advocate, Kristof gives voice to the voiceless. Often called the "reporter’s reporter”, he has traveled China, Africa, India, and South Asia, offering compassionate glimpses into global health, poverty, and gender in the developing world. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, all 50 states, every Chinese province, and every main Japanese island. In his most recent book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn look around the world at people working to make it a better place, and show readers the numerous of ways this work can be supported. PBS has recently aired a three-part series based on A Path Appears. Kristof empowers audiences to not only understand the world we live in, but to transform the lives of others within it, ultimately delivering a message of hope.
CitySquare’s commitment to fighting poverty includes raising awareness about the issues surrounding poverty’s causes and effects. Up Close with CitySquare featuring Nicholas D. Kristof is an opportunity to spend the morning with an extraordinary thinker and chronicler of humanity. CitySquare CEO Larry James describes it as “a conversation you can’t miss."
For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Jill Williams, CitySquare Director of Development, at 214.303.2138 or jwilliams@CitySquare.org or go to CitySquare.org/UpClose.