POSTPONED: Author Kristen Green to visit Elon
Due to Hurricane Florence, Kristen Green's scheduled lecture and campus activities have been postponed.
Green's "Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County" is Elon's Common Reading selection for 2018-19. Her visit is hosted by the Elon Core Curriculum and the Office of Cultural and Special Programs.
Due to Hurricane Florence, Kristen Green's scheduled lecture and campus activities on Thursday and Friday have been postponed. More details will be available on E-net once the event has been rescheduled.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Kristen Green, “A Family, A Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle”
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, Koury Athletic Center, 7:30 p.m.
Elon Common Reading Lecture
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate schools in 1954, the School Board of Prince Edward County in Virginia elected to end public education for the children of the county and use public funds to set up a “private” school for white kids only. Green asks tough questions of herself and those around her to fully uncover her family’s involvement in making this decision and the privileges she attained as a result. She unflinchingly shines a light on the inequalities have long existed in the U.S. education system and encourages us to address the issue head on.
In addition to this evening presentation, Green will interact with students in four Core Forums (Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:25 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.). Core forums will be held in Great Hall, Global Commons.
Admission to Wednesday's lecture is by ticket only: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available Aug. 21 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.