Thursday, May 2, 2019 Event Space TBA
David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. His column appears every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is the author of “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.” In March 2011 he came out with his third book, “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” which was a No. 1 New York Times best seller. Mr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS
Congressman John Lewis an American politician and civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. His district includes three-quarters of Atlanta. Congressman Lewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States. Congressman Lewis has been awarded many honorary degrees and is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the highest civilian honor of the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Congressman revisited his activist past for the award-winning March series of graphic novels. The story continues next book called Run, another multi-part graphic novel, picking up where March left off. “In sharing my story, it is my hope that a new generation will be inspired by Run to actively participate in the democratic process and help build a more perfect union here in America,” Lewis said in a statement.
We are anticipating additional speakers throughout the year. Additional Speakers in consideration: Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut; Dolores Huerta American labor leader; Van Jones, news commentator and author; Scott Kelly, International Space Station commander and pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery; Tommy Orange, author; Anne Lamott, author.