CJA to Celebrate Trailblazing Member, Georgie Anne Geyer, at Upcoming Lecture

Join the Chicago Journalists Association Tuesday, April 4, as we honor the remarkable life and legacy of late CJA member and trailblazing Georgie Anne Geyer at Dominican University’s 2023 Georgie Anne Geyer Lecture.

Geyer broke the mold for female journalists. She was a foreign correspondent at a time when most foreign correspondents were men. She reported from dangerous locations all over the globe and sought out the most powerful male leaders. She succeeded in interviewing many, including Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein.

In 2009, CJA honored her with the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award. And we’re very lucky to call her one of our own.

Please join us! 

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4

Performing Arts Center, Dominican University

7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL

*Private reception: 5:30 p.m.

Lecture will immediately follow

The evening will include FREE transportation, a private reception (complete with drinks and hors d’oeuvres), reserved theater seats and a lecture delivered by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Paula Bronstein.

If at least 10 people RSVP, one of our longtime members has generously offered to provide a complimentary coach bus service to and from Dominican University.

PLEASE RSVP TO chicagocja@gmail.com BY TUESDAY, MARCH 28.

Transportation Details:
 Guests will be transported to and from Dominican University in River Forest via a complimentary coach bus service. The bus will depart from the Union League Club (65 W. Jackson Blvd.) at 4:30 p.m. and return around 9 p.m. Seating will be reserved for those who RSVP.

About Paula Bronstein: Bronstein is one of the world’s leading female photojournalists with a career that spans more than three decades. She uses her vision to document humanity, bringing awareness to issues throughout the world, focusing in many conflict regions. Bronstein has worked as staff photographer for a variety of American newspapers for 15 years, moving overseas to the Asian region in the late ‘90s. She served as senior staff photographer for Getty Images from 2002-2013 and is currently a freelancer. Her images have been published in almost every globally recognized publication and exhibited in numerous countries. She is also the author of the internationally acclaimed book “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear.”

About the Georgie Anne Geyer Initiative: The Georgie Anne Geyer Initiative brings distinguished reporters and journalists to Dominican University and provides experiential learning scholarships for students aspiring to be foreign correspondents. CJA attended the inaugural lecture in 2016 and wrote about it here.