Monday, September 8, 2014
CSP Lecture: Gary Younge
Gary Younge, author of The Speech, presents the first CSP Lecture of the 2014-15 academic year.
Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for Britian’s The Guardian newspaper. He has written four books, including The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Occidental’s 2014-15 Summer Reading), Who Are We—And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? (2010), and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South (1999). Younge has also made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture. Based in Chicago, he writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for The Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute.
Each year the Cultural Studies Program hosts six distinguished speakers from outside the Occidental community, deliberately chosen to represent different fields and perspectives. All CSP Lecture Series events are held in Thorne Hall and begin at 11:45am and typically run about an hour. All of lectures are open to the public and admission is free. The CSP Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.