National Geographic Migrant Women

The Broad Stage and National Geographic highlight migrant women’s stories By Bridgette M. Redman When they were open for live shows, one of the most popular offerings at The Broad Stage was the National Geographic Live series. At 7 p.m. on April 14, they’ll host one a digital show, this time on a slightly more serious topic than they usually do. National Geographic Live’s “Women and Migration” features the work of three photographers capturing the stories from among the more than 270 million people in 2019 who were migrants, refugees or immigrants. More than half of that number were women, often leaving home because of famine or violence. The show will be followed by a live moderated conversation and an audience question and answer session with the photographers. “Our hope is that the audience finds this type of programming valuable so that we can expand types of presentations we do with them when we do them in person,” said Eric Bloom, The Broad Stage’s director of artistic planning. Photographers give voices to the unheard The photographers—who hail from such places as Istanbul, Madagascar and Pakistan—are professionals who document displacement and migration, human rights, healthcare, climate change and gender issues. The are part of The Everyday Projects, photographers who use their medium to give voices to the unheard and to shatter stereotypes. The moderator, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, is a National...

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