Sunday, June 24, 2018
Education

Border crisis, CBS journalist are subjects of talks at Eckerd, USFSP

Pulitzer winner to explore border crisis in Eckerd talk

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario will discuss her bestselling book Enrique's Journey at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave S. Her talk also will explore the ongoing refugee crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border involving tens of thousands of Central American children fleeing violent drug gangs. She will be joined by Lourdes Flores, the mother of Enrique, a Honduran boy who embarked alone on a perilous quest to find his mother, who left him 11 years earlier to find work in the United States. The book is based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award for International Reporting and the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor to discuss book on CBS journalist

Tony Silvia, a professor in the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Department of Journalism and Media Studies, will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 about his new book, Robert Pierpoint: A Life at CBS News, in Poynter's Corner at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, 140 Harborwalk Ave. S, on campus. For information, call (727) 873-4405 or visit nelson.usf.edu.

Folk songs, dance come to SPC on Sept. 12

The St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society will present an International Evening of Song and Dance at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the St. Petersburg College Music Center. The show will feature folk dancers from Albania, Laos and Serbia and opera singers performing songs from Germany, Italy and France. It's free for SPC students and staffers with a school ID. General admission is $15 at the door or call (727) 552-1896. The SPC Music Center is on the school's St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus at 6605 Fifth Ave. N. For information about events at SPC, visit spcollege.edu/events.

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