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Journalist Alice Driver to Discuss Her Work on Campus on April 17

Submitted on April 2, 2019

Journalist Alice Driver will be on campus on Wednesday, April 17th, to discuss her work covering the migrant caravan and relations at the U.S.-Mexico border. The lecture will occur at 3:00 P.M. in the Ward Room of Ensor Learning Resource Center. Her work focuses on migration, human rights, and gender equality.

Driver grew up in a small town in Arkansas before eventually attending Berea College for her undergraduate degree. The lack of tuition at Berea College allowed Driver to more fully pursue her passion for writing and cover the subjects that interested her.

Her work is characterized by humanity. In her work, she always looks for the human subject, revealing the inner life of people from different cultures in the midst of struggles. She also focuses intently on cultural identity and how it defines us as individuals.

Driver is a contributor for Longreads, and her work has appeared in National Geographic, Buzzfeed, Time, and The Guardian. She is currently working with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership to help develop a handbook for journalists covering violence against women.

Recently, she also traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border with renowned Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong and a documentary team during President Trump’s national emergency. The resulting work will be exhibited at Dallas Contemporary Museum in 2020. (Photo: Luis Garvan)


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