Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30PM

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
Americans Reaching for Hope

“Kristof and WuDunn know there are no easy solutions here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take action, whether by pushing for better policies, or changing our own attitudes.” – Bono

“A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country.” – Tara Westover, author of Educated

Renowned for their tireless advocacy of human rights and giving a voice to the voiceless, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn now issue a plea to address the crisis in working-class America, while also focusing on solutions to mend a half-century of governmental failure. Authors of the new book Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, they have previously co-written the bestselling books Half the Sky, A Path Appears, China Wakes and Thunder from the East. Together, the husband-wife team has won a Pulitzer for journalism for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Their work is the subject of two full programs created by Oprah Winfrey, and Half the Sky and A Path Appears each inspired a prime time PBS documentary series.

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