Liz Walker Discusses Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur
January 30, 2007
Award-winning WBZ-TV (CBS 4) journalist and humanitarian activist Liz Walker spoke to a capacity crowd at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) on January 23 about her efforts on behalf of Sudanese women.
Walker is co-founder of My Sister’s Keeper, an organization that supports the enterprise projects for women in Sudan through economic development, health care, and educational projects.
During her lecture, Walker showed a brief excerpt from her documentary, A Glory From the God, the story of one woman’s inspiring leadership in the movement against genocide in Sudan. Walker has traveled to Sudan three times since 2001, most recently visiting the Darfur region, where more than 300,000 people have been killed and more than two million displaced in what is considered an international humanitarian crisis.
Walker was a news anchor for WBZ-TV for more than 25 years and has recently used her journalism experience to make a great impact in the local and global community. She has produced a number of award-winning documentaries, including the independent documentary on Sudan titled In the Lion’s Mouth, by which she earned the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award, and Friends Like These that she produced for WBZ-TV and was recognized by the Gabriel Awards.
Listener Note: This podcast includes an excerpt of Liz Walker’s NHIOP lecture. During the live lecture, Walker previewed a short excerpt of her documentary video and then took questions from the audience (not included in the podcast).