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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist to Speak at Event Benefitting Places for People
November 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David S. Rohde will make a presentation, answer questions and sign books at an event to benefit Places for People on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Café Novella.
Rohde, currently a columnist for Reuters and The Atlantic, will share his experiences in Bosnia and Afghanistan at “An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner David Rohde.” He will also offer his thoughts about the current state of world affairs before taking questions from those in attendance.
The evening at Café Novella, 5510 S. Kingshighway Blvd., will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception. Southern Commercial Bank is sponsoring the event.
A limited number of tickets are available for this event. The $30 ticket includes entry into the event, free hors d’oeuvres, coffee and lemonade. Café Novella’s full menu of wine and food will be available for purchase. To purchase your ticket, contact Places for People Community Coordinator Julia Day at (314) 535-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend the event, please contact Ms. Day for details about making a donation.
Copies of Rohde’s books, “Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II,” “Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East,” and “A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides,” will be available for purchase. Rohde will sign books from approximately 8:15 p.m. until 9.
In 1996, Rohde, then a reporter at the Christian Science Monitor, won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of the Srebrenica massacre. In 2008, he shared a second Pulitzer Prize for team coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan by the New York Times. Last year, Rohde was honored by the International Press Institute as a World Press Freedom Hero.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Refugee Support Program at Places for People, which helps refugees and survivors of state-sanctioned torture build new lives in the United States. The Places for People Refugee Support Program helps by coordinating all mental health needs, assisting with housing, obtaining appropriate benefits, providing links to community resources, and offering legal assistance.
About Places for People: Places for People, located at 4130 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, currently engages more than 1,600 people living with serious mental illness and other chronic conditions in ongoing program services and provides outreach to 3,800 more people by providing assessments and referrals. For more than 40 years, Places for People has provided an array of services for people living with mental illness, co-occurring addiction disorders and HIV/AIDS. For more information about Places for People, visit our website at www.placesforpeople.org. Find Places for People on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/placesforpeople or at Twitter at @PfPSTL.