Monday, December 7, 2015
Helen Thorpe, Jeff Hobbs to talk race and inequality at CC
By J. Adrian Stanley
on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:02 PM
, whom you may remember from her time as the first lady of Colorado (or Denver
perhaps), and Jeff Hobbs
will be speaking on race, class, inequality and youth.
Those subjects should be on the minds of Colorado College students, after two students were suspended recently for racist/mean-spirited comments made on Yik Yak.
The event, part of CC's Visiting Writers Series, begins at 7 p.m. in Gaylord Hall
on the main floor of the Worner Campus Center at 902 N. Cascade Ave
Here's more information on the authors, from Colorado College:
Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist, author of “Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America,” and Time magazine's number one nonfiction book of 2014, “Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and At War.” Jeff Hobbs is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.” Both authors have written eloquently about inequality, poverty, urban life, and race.
Catch a talk by two amazing authors tomorrow night free of charge at Colorado College.