Speaker: Catherine Porter, Canada bureau chief for The New York Times
Porter’s international reporting includes countries such as Senegal, Guatemala, Cuba and, most notably, Haiti. Prior join The New York Times in 2017, she was a columnist and feature writer for the Toronto Star. Porter was among the journalists who arrived in Port-au-Prince shortly after the 2010 earthquake, and has returned to the country to report on its reconstruction efforts. Her latest book about that experience, A Girl Named Lovely, reflects her work as a “narrative journalist” who produces in-depth stories on issues around social justice. Porter has received the Landsberg Award for her feminist columns, and a Queen’s Jubilee Medal for grassroots community work.