NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof speaks at Mondavi Center
Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, comes to UC Davis’ Mondavi Center for a lecture and question-and-answer session with Capital Public Radio host Beth Ruyak at 8 p.m. today. The event focuses on the 2009 book Kristof co-authored with his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, titled “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide.” Admission is $20.
Behind the News: The book – the selection for UC Davis’ 2013-14 Community Book Project – tells the stories of heroic women who are struggling through life with poverty, health concerns and other obstacles in the developing nations of Asia and Africa and makes an argument for advancing women’s equality throughout the world.
Photo exhibit examines Sacramento’s Civil War era
The Center for Sacramento History debuts a photographic exhibit, “Devoted to the Union: Sacramento and the Civil War,” that looks at how Sacramentans responded to the Civil War. The 7 p.m. event Thursday at 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. in Sacramento features a lecture by historian Glenna Matthews and a discussion with Elk Grove teacher Karen Richey on her award-winning Civil War curriculum. Tickets for the event are $15 and must be purchased in advance.
Behind the news: Matthews is the author of the book “The Golden State in the Civil War: Thomas Starr King, the Republican Party, and the Birth of Modern California.”