Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words Kickoff March 2016– Registration Now Open

Kevin Siers

The North Carolina Humanities Council is excited to announce the kickoff to Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, our 2016 celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes in Charlotte, NC on March 9th

Celebrating 50 Years of Prize-Winning Editorial Cartooning UNCC Center City Campus Auditorium, March 9, 2016 – 7-8pm

Ed Williams, editor of The Charlotte Observer editorial pages for 25 years before his retirement in 2008, will provide a brief history of 50 years of editorial cartooning at The Charlotte Observer. His talk will cover the work of Gene Payne (1968), Doug Marlette (1988), and Kevin Siers (2014), as well as a brief look at one of the most shameful examples of cartooning, drawn straight from North Carolina history. Williams will then moderate a conversation between current Observer editorial page editor Taylor Batten, and Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Siers, who will do some cartooning as he discusses his work. Reserve your seat today by registering!

Truth to Power – Democratizing Information
Queens University, Ketner Auditorium, March 15, 2016 – 6-8pm

How do we deal with the requirements of the First Amendment? Whose truth do we represent? Join Charles Thomas, Program Director of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in a conversation with Hodding Carter III, distinguished journalist, statesman, educator, and former president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Together, they will explore the limits that institutional frameworks place on journalism and how Pulitzer Prize winning independent editors have stepped outside those systems to singlehandedly confront community issues, make a call for action, and change the way the nation thinks. Reserve your seat today by registering!

Charlotte Campfires – Pulitzer Charlotte: Power and Accountability will consist of 6 public events in the Charlotte area to explore how Pulitzer Prize winning journalism shapes the agenda for community conversation.  Campfires Across the State - Pulitzer NC Mountains, Pulitzer NC Piedmont, and Pulitzer NC Coastal Plains will consist of 13 events hosted throughout the year serving 22 counties in eight months. Pulitzer NC will also create educational and digital components to expand access to this program to online audiences.

For information on all Pulitzer NC 2016 events please click here. Registration will soon be open for all Pulitzer Charlotte events!