Grandmother Power – A Global Phenomenon
Lecture and Photo presentation by Paola Gianturco on Thursday, May 9 at SOU Stevenson Union Rogue River Room at 7PM
Powerful women don’t just grow old gracefully and disappear. Paola Gianturco, author and photojournalist of Grandmother Power: a Global Phenomenon, demonstrates just how powerful, effective, and resilient these ladies can be.
Ms. Gianturco will tell the stories of many amazing grandmothers from 15 countries who are doing anything but disappearing.
See her photos and hear her free presentation on Thursday, May 9, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University.
For the past sixteen years, Paola Gianturco has worked as a photojournalist, documenting women’s lives in 55 countries. She has published five acclaimed photo books which bring together inspiring stories with gorgeous photographs to motivate readers to engage with, learn from, and support women around the world. Her latest book, Grandmother Power: a Global Phenomenon reveals a new, international “activist grandmother” movement. The book features 120 activist grandmothers in 15 countries on five continents who are fighting courageously and effectively against poverty, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and human rights abuse to create a better world for grandchildren everywhere.
Ms. Gianturco’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, and many other magazines and newspapers. She has been a guest on Oprah, CNN, and NPR, and her “TED talk” can be viewed on the Internet. Paola’s work has been exhibited by the United Nation, UNESCO in Paris, Field Museum of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival among others.
“GRANDMOTHER POWER has won the About.com 2013 Readers’ Choice Grandparenting Book Award! None of this would have happened without you. I have tears of gratitude in my eyes because this award matters. It means more sales for the book—hence more money for African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. Thank you for voting (voting, voting!), you wonderful people all over the world!” -Paola Gianturco
Her program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland and Medford Libraries, the Jackson County Library Foundation, and OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
For more information on Paola Gianturco and this program, visit www.paolagianturco.com, www.jcls.org, or call the Ashland Branch Library at 541-774-6996.
- Location: Rogye River Room, Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University Siskiyou Blve., , , Oregon Ashland
- Cost: $
- Event Website: http://www.paolagianturco.com
- Organization: Jackson County Library Foundation
- Contact Phone Number: (541)774-6996
- Contact Email: [email protected]