War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery launch
RISC will hold its first training session overseas this October 6-9 at the Frontline Club in London, marking a major milestone for us. Making RISC courses more accessible to freelance reporters based outside of the United States has been a central goal since our founding. We were only able to make this course a reality thanks to our generous donors and a consistently strong relationship with our dedicated team of instructors at Wilderness Medical Associates International.
We held our fourth first-aid training session early this summer at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, bringing to 96 the total number of journalists we've trained since our first course in April 2012. We continue the tradition of organizing a group show on the last night of each training, to showcase our trainees' recent work for the public. The group show in June featured work from Mali, Syria, Burma, Iraq, and other areas in conflict, as well as two moving tributes to missing journalists James Foley and Austin Tice.
We've had three packed events this spring and summer in our War Correspondents speaker series at the Brooklyn Brewery featuring Sebastian Junger, Janine di Giovanni and Jim Frederick, and Michael Kamber. The series will continue this fall with New York Times journalist C.J. Chivers on September 11, ABC's Bob Woodruff on September 30, and The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson in conversation with photographer (and RISC alum) Robert Nickelsberg. Please join us for these events if you are in the New York area. All ticket proceeds go to help us train more journalists in first aid. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.togather.com/community/details/32.
Thank you for your continued support.
RISC Group Show, June 21, Bronx Documentary Center
RISC Training Graduates, June 2013
RISC alum Mike Shum reporting in the Congo in June
Guests at Mike Kamber's talk at Brooklyn Brewery
RISC alum Monique Jaques in Istanbul in June