Meet the Author: Baratunde Thurston-CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Join us for an evening with Baratunde Thurston, a futurist comedian, writer, and cultural critic who wrote the New York Times bestselling book, How To Be Black (2012) and helped re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Thurston has an uncanny ability to crack the shell of any uncomfortable topic through a personal, accessible, and intelligent point of view. Honored by the ACLU of Michigan for “changing the political and social landscape one laugh at a time,” Thurston brings to campus an inspiring levity, life story, and political savvy. His lecture will serve as the culminating event in a semester-long dialogue series, Companion Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion. A book signing follows the presentation.

This event is presented by Rockhurst University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in conjunction with Race Project KC, sponsored by Johnson County Library, and with the support of the Rockhurst University Center for Arts and Letters, the Rockhurst University Office of Community Relations and Outreach, and Rockhurst’s English Department. This event is cancelled.