CLAREMONT, Calif. (January 15, 2010) — In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Farai Chideya, provocative author, broadcaster, and sociopolitical pundit, will speak at Scripps College on Tuesday, Jaunary 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Balch Auditorium. Her talk is part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision. A book signing and reception will follow the event in the Hampton Living Room, Malott Commons. The event is free and open to the public.
Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and social justice during her 20-year career as an award-winning author and journalist. Most recently, she hosted News and Notes, a daily national program about African-American and African diaspora issues.
Chideya's talk takes place during the inaugural year of Scripps College's eighth president, Lori Bettison-Varga. This year, Scripps College has selected the theme "The Genius of Women." Throughout the 2009-10 academic year, guest speakers, writers, scientists, artists, and other thought leaders will engage students and faculty in discussions about the transformative power of genius, and how creative and intellectual genius are so essential in today's changing world, especially from women, for women.
For more information about the event, please contact the Malott Commons Office at Scripps College: (909) 607-9372, or visit the Web at: www.scrippscollege.edu.
The Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series – Voice and Vision was established through the generous bequest of Scripps College alumna Alexa Fullerton Hampton '42. The series brings a broad range of renowned presenters and artists to Scripps College each year to share their unique voice and vision, as well as to enlighten and inspire the audience — exposing them to new ideas and perspectives.
For Immediate Release, Media Contact at Scripps: (909) 621-8280 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org