An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

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An Evening with Nicholas Kristof

Past Event: Monday, October 6, 2014

At Town Hall Seattle

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Nicholas Kristof is a journalist, author, New York Times op-ed columnist and blogger, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. Although his career started with economics and presidential politics, he has become most famous for his work covering issues of gender, global health, and poverty in the developing world.

The first married couple to win the Pulitzer Prize, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are acclaimed for their reporting about international social injustices, women’s issues, and Asia’s economic ascendance. In 2009 they received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Kristof has written for the New York Times since 2001, during which time he received an additional Pulitzer for his columns about the genocide in Darfur. The co-authors of two previous bestsellers, including Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn’s new book is an ambitiously profound look at people who are making the world a better place and the ways in which we can support their efforts. He will be speaking on their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, which will be released in September.

Selected Works

Books (all co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn)
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (2014)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009)
Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (2000)
China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power (1994)

Links

The Washington Post: Nicholas Kristof: How a New York Times columnist rewrote opinion journalism
Guernica: Nicholas Kristof: The Crisis of Our Times
TEDxWomen — Nicholas Kristof

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Transportation & Parking

Town Hall Seattle is centrally located at 1119 8th Ave, on the corner of 8th and Seneca. Their venue is served by frequent bus routes, is near access to light rail stations, and close to a number of parking options nearby. Please see their website for more details.

Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for in-person events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services. 

Closed Captioning is an option for people who have hearing loss, where captioning displays the words that are spoken or sung at the bottom of the video for online events. Captioning is available for all online events; click the “CC” button to view captions during the event.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices that people with hearing loss use in conjunction with their hearing device (hearing aids or cochlear implants). Town Hall Seattle has a hearing loop system, so you can switch your T-coil hearing aid to telecoil to have the stage’s microphones transmitted directly to your hearing aids. To pick up a headset, check in with any Town Hall usher when you arrive.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10, or select “Sign Language Interpretation” from the Accessibility section during your ticket checkout process and we will contact you to confirm details. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at Town Hall Seattle, which is fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Town Hall Seattle recommends that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall, and elevators with Braille signage go to all levels within the Hall. The venue has all-gender, ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level. To reserve seating for a specific mobility concern, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10, or select “Wheelchair Accessible or Alternative Seating Options” during ticket checkout, and we will contact you to confirm details. For more details on accessibility features at Town Hall, click here.

Guide and service dogs are welcome.

All-gender restrooms are available.

We are pleased to offer these accessibility services at our venues, and they are provided at no additional cost to ticket holders. Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm at 206.621.2230×10.

For more accessibility information, please head to lectures.org/accessibility. If you would like to make accessibility arrangements you do not see listed here, please contact our box office or select “Other Accommodations” from the Accessibility section during your ticket checkout process, and we will contact you to confirm details.