Friday, November 19, 2010

Spring lineup for CSU Pueblo's Distinguished Speaker Series announced

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 9:29 AM

From the listings desk: Colorado State University-Pueblo's year-old Distinguished Speaker Series quickly proved to be a powerhouse rollout of impressive figures. We're talking famous social activists, celebrities and politicians. Danny Glover, Robin Givens and Nontombi Naomi Tutu have already visited, and this fall the school hosted Native American writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, Simpsons writer Joel H. Cohen and Dennis Banks, founder of the American Indian Movement, who spoke last night.

Here's who's coming next semester:

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Feb. 2: Chris Nowinski, a former Harvard football player who became a renowned WWE wrestler. When he was forced to retire from a 2003 concussion, he worked to improve medical care for NFL and WWE athletes.

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Feb. 9: Ray Nagin, former mayor of New Orleans, who will share his experience during Hurricane Katrina and the post-disaster days.

Cheryl Brown (left) and her sister.
  • Cheryl Brown (left) and her sister.

Feb. 16: Cheryl Brown and John Stokes, Brown is the daughter of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who joined 12 other parents and the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education in what would become a historic civil rights case. Stokes led a student strike in 1951 against his high school, which landed him as a plantiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case.

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March 2: Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain, will speak on her experience on the campaign trail and what it means to be a Republican today.

All lectures are free and start at 7 p.m. For more information, call 719/549-2586 or visit colostate-pueblo.edu/studentactivities

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