LINCROFT: NYT JOURNOS MAKE A ‘PATH’ TO BCC

Kristof-WuDunnPulitzer-winning journalists (and matrimonial partners) Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn visit Brookdale Community College on Wednesday, for a discussion keyed to their latest book (and affiliated PBS documentary), A PATH APPEARS.

They’re most immediately famous as the first husband-and-wife partnership to jointly win the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism; a pair whose achievements in the realms of reporting, media management and business can fill a book — and whose own co-authored books include China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia; and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Here in 2015, the team of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is back on the bookshelves, with the (just out in paperback) nonfiction study A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity; an affiliated PBS documentary series of the same name, and an itinerary of personal appearances that takes them to the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College on Wednesday evening, September 30.

Published in hardcover late last year, A Path Appears looks at the quandary of worldwide income disparity, the impacts of poverty, and the process of charitable action with new eyes — making the point that “becoming a conscientious global citizen” makes perfectly cost-effective sense, and that, for example, “interventions targeted at the young pay for themselves many times over through the avoided costs of adult dysfunction,” in the words of one of the couple’s current/former New York Times colleagues (he’s a regular Op-Ed columnist and author of celebrated dispatches from the frontlines of the world’s most at-risk places; she’s a former NYT business exec and veteran foreign correspondent).

During the 7 pm presentation hosted (at BCC’s Robert J. Collins Arena) by The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (CHHANGE), the authors and social media trailblazers will read from and discuss passages from A Path, with a Q&A session and screened segments from the documentary also on the program. An admission charge of $30 includes a trade paperback edition of the book, and advance registration is strongly recommended (go  here to RSVP), with more information available by calling (732)224-1889 or emailing chhange@brookdalecc.edu.