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      Laura Ling presents “Journey of Hope” in Winter Park

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      April 7, 2020

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      1000 Holt Avenue
      Winter Park, Florida 32789

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      Laura Ling presents “Journey of Hope”

      Award-winning journalist, author, correspondent, producer and documentarian for television programing, Laura Ling presents “Journey of Hope.”
      Laura Ling captivates audiences with a candid look inside the life of an international journalist, including the importance of exposing critical issues, challenges faced in various parts of the globe, and what she learned about one of the world's most reclusive countries. Her story provides a unique view into North Korea and what happens when outsiders interact with this nation’s people face-to-face. She recounts her violent capture, 140-day imprisonment, and fears that she might never see her family again, while also acknowledging the glimmers of compassion her captors directed toward her.

      Ling discusses what sustained her throughout this terrifying isolation and the ways in which she fought to win back her freedom. She inspires others not only to find hope and strength within themselves, but also shares the message that people need to find a common humanity in an increasingly divisive world.

      WPI brings preeminent scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, writers, and world-renowned speakers to students, faculty members and the broader community each year. Guests of this series have won Academy Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, Presidential Medals of Freedom, and a Nobel Peace Prize, among many other distinguished honors.

      Information on the entire WPI Season can be found at Tickets can be purchased on-line or by calling the box office at 407-646-2145. For a limited time, a season pass for all six programs will be offered at a discounted price. After August 9, tickets for individual programs will be available for $25 per ticket.

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books

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