Lois Raimondo, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting, will present "Fractured Spaces: A Journalist's Account of Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Violence Against Women." Her talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in 1100 Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.
Raimondo will address how the lives of women and children are ruptured when caught in a war zone and how they are impacted by the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. She will also discuss what legal recourse women in developing countries have if they are victims of intimate partner violence. She provides compelling documentary photographs and eyewitness narratives of lives shattered and rebuilt in the wake of violence.
Raimondo is the Shott Chair in Journalism at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media. She previously worked as a staff photographer at The Washington Post and as an Asia-based reporter. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Time and Newsweek. Raimondo's frontline reporting from the war in Afghanistan was recognized with the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. She was also awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship to support her work on the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Waziristan.
This presentation is sponsored by several NMU offices and departments, along with the Marquette Women's Center.