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Photojournalist and midwife Elisabeth Ubbe to give a talk, “Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage, and Breast Feeding Across Cultures,” November 28, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Elisabeth Ubbe, the Swedish photojournalist and a midwife for 10 years, will be speaking about child marriage, FGM, and breast feeding across cultures through survivor narratives and her photojournalism on Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 pm in Main Building Villard Room.  This event is free and open to the public.

From Swedish midwife to award-winning photojournalist, Elisabeth Ubbe’s work has received numerous international accolades.  Ubbe’s reported, among other things, firsthand about the Mexican Drug War, Gender Equality Efforts in South Africa, Girls and Women Sold as Co-Wives to Turkish Men, and about Children Recruited by the Islamic State.  This talk will center on Ubbe's work with FGM, child brides, and breast feeding, followed by a Q&A.

This event is sponsored by PHOCUS, Project Period.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, November 7, 2017