Journalist Steve Sapienza Visits Campus Sept. 26-27
Emmy Award-winning journalist Steve Sapienza will make a presentation, “Global Goods, Local Costs: Peru’s Wildcat Gold Rush,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Founders Gallery-East. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
Sapienza, this semester’s Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visitor, will discuss how some Peruvians are cashing in on the country’s gold resources at the expense of virgin rainforests. He reported on this issue for PBS NewsHour with support from the Pulitzer Center.
In addition to the evening presentation, Sapienza will speak during a reception for students, faculty and staff from 4-5:15 p.m. Thursday in King 126, hosted by the Center for Principled Problem Solving. He will visit a journalism class on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Sapienza is a news and documentary producer who has covered a wide range of human security stories, including the HIV crisis in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, child soldiers in Sierra Leone, climate refugees in Bangladesh, and landmine survivors in Cambodia. For more than 15 years he has shot and produced stories for broadcast television and internet distribution.
Guilford is part of the Pulitzer Center campus consortium of 19 colleges and universities nationally. As a consortium member, Guilford hosts an international journalist twice each year and provides student reporting fellowships.
While in the area, Sapienza will visit Wake Forest University and High Point University as well.