Forsyth Technical Community College will host a Pulitzer Center grantee journalist, Bridget Huber on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Auditorium, Forsyth Technical Community College, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Huber’s topic is “Surgery: ‘The Neglected Stepchild’ of Global Health,” focusing on the global health crisis of lack of access to surgery in Africa, and the creative ways some countries handle the shortage of surgeons. Huber’s talk is part of a two-day launch visit to Forsyth Tech, which is one of the Pulitzer Center’s newest Campus Consortium partners.
As part of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Network, Forsyth Technical Community College will join other colleges and universities to connect reporting on global issues with students, faculty and communities across the country. The Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium is a network of more than 30 universities and community colleges including Elon University, High Point University and Wake Forest University.
“Since the Consortium provides both campus speakers and online resources, our students will benefit from this partnership in multiple ways,” said Anu Williams, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. “Membership will offer our students exposure to a variety of global issues and will strengthen Forsyth Tech as a whole and our relationship with the community.”
Work supported by the Pulitzer Center has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, and the Pulitzer Center works with major media outlets such as NPR and National Geographic.
Huber is a print and radio reporter whose work has focused mainly on public health, food and the environment. She’s filed stories for Public Radio International, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Mother Jones, the Associated Press and others. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and is based in Oakland, California.