July 24, 2014 – Portland, OR. Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) will host New York Times Columnist, Nicholas Kristof, in Portland on October 5, 2014 as its Visiting SAGE speaker. Mr. Kristof will speak about his new book, co-authored by Sheryl WuDunn, A Path Appears, an examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the many ways we can support them. SAGE connects people to new pathways to civic leadership and service to strengthen our communities and to improve opportunity for coming generations.
Mr. Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, a celebrated columnist with The New York Times, and an Oregonian. The husband-and-wife team’s newest book –A Path Appears – will be released on September 23, and signed copies will be available at the event.
“Kristof is a natural choice to bring to Oregon,”said SAGE President Ward Greene. “He inspires people around the globe to live a legacy of service and advocacy for future generations. SAGE is providing concrete opportunities for older adults to give and serve, right here in Oregon.”
The 2014 Visiting SAGE event is co-sponsored by Literary Arts, and the reception is sponsored by beneficial state bank. Promotional sponsors include Coalition for a Livable Future, Elders in Action, and World Affairs Council of Oregon. Venue sponsor is First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Event details:The Visiting SAGE event will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ on October 5 at 4:00pm (doors open at 3:30pm). Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on July 24. General admission tickets are $20. Special admission tickets are $40. Tickets available atwww.wearesage.org.
Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. He won the Pulitzer Prize two times, in 1990 and 2006, and in 2012, he was a Pulitzer finalist in Commentary. He grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Mr. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, plus all 50 states. For more information about Mr. Kristof, visit: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/nicholasdkristof/index.html
A Path Appears is written by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband and wife team. The authors assay the art and science of giving and identify successful local and global initiatives, and powerful stories to illustrate how real people have changed the world. They have coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. For more information about A Path Appears, visit: www.randomhouse.com/book/225292/a-path-appears-by-nicholas-d-kristof-and-sheryl-wudunn#aboutthebook
SAGE is a nonprofit organization that inspires people over fifty to give forward with their time, talent, and passion to enable younger and future generations to thrive.For more information, visit www.wearesage.org.