Monday, December 7, 2015

Helen Thorpe, Jeff Hobbs to talk race and inequality at CC

Posted By on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 5:02 PM

click to enlarge Jeff Hobbs
  • Jeff Hobbs
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  • Helen Thorpe
Catch a talk by two amazing authors tomorrow night free of charge at Colorado College.

Helen Thorpe, 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.

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