Nicholas Kristof (famed New York Times op-ed columnist) and Sheryl WuDunn, winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the authors of the #1 bestseller Half the Sky, return with a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world in A PATH APPEARS: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.
The evening will be a galvanizing and inspirational call to action, and a tour of philanthropic innovators across the U.S. and around the world who are using research, evidence-based strategies, and brilliant ideas of their own to fight some of the twenty-first century’s most intractable problems: poor early-childhood education, sex trafficking, inner-city violence, poverty and malnutrition, homelessness, and many others.
With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, they will discuss how we all can make an impact. They will also talk about the science behind volunteering, which has been associated with lower mortality, better physical function, higher self-rated health, fewer depressive symptoms, diminished pain, and greater life satisfaction.
“Nobody clarifies the social challenges of our time, or the moral imperative to help meet them, better than Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.” President Bill Clinton
“Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have done us all a great service by shining a light on the problems faced by the poor. These stories of real people struggling for survival and opportunity serve as a powerful reminder that poverty is complex and painful, but the call to action doesn’t need to be.” Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation