February 20, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Instructor in the Department of Women's Studies (218) 726-8444
Internationally Known Journalist on Iraq
Cheryl Diaz Meyer to Speak at UMD
UMD Graduate was Embedded Journalist
"Witnessing War: A Woman's Perspective"
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) graduate and award-winning photographer Cheryl Diaz Meyer will speak on "Witnessing War: A Woman's Perspective", on March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in UMD Life Science room 185.
Ms. Meyer entered Iraq as the lone woman in the midst of a thousand U.S. Marines. She will speak about the challenges of covering the war in Iraq as a woman, sharing her tales of grit and terror and the near-death experiences she survived as the Marines invaded Iraq. Ms. Meyer will also speak of the special bond she made with the Iraqi people, and the experience of crawling into the hole where Saddam was captured.
Cheryl Diaz Meyer has worked as a staff reporter for the Dallas Morning News for over four years. She covered the war in Iraq as an embedded journalist, and lived the aftermath of the war in Baghdad. Ms. Meyer's work from Iraq has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time's "Desert Diaries", and Life's "The War on Iraq", among others. Her work was also featured on MSNBC, CNN, and CSPAN. Ms. Meyer was awarded the Daily Press Award 2003 in Perpignan, France for her contributions.