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Author and TV Host Touré Guest Speaker at Directions Dinner-Reception

Posted on 9/9/2011 5:16:33 PM

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) will sponsor the twenty-second annual Directions Dinner-Reception for Entering Minority students on Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Crimson Event Center, Folger Hall.

The event is designed to provide students with opportunities to interact with faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders. Guest speaker will be Touré, television host and author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now. As a provocative, engaging, witty, and thought-provoking speaker, Touré is one of the most important writers on culture today.

The program’s theme is Partnering for Our Common Goal: Hooray for the New! Opportunities and More. It will continue the legacy of providing information on “succeeding in spite of yourself” and a road map to success.

The Directions Dinner-Reception is one of the most highly rated AACC programs. Touré and the various members of the IUP community will join together to officially assist with welcoming entering minority students to campus. Directions’ seating is limited, so come early and bring an entering student! Afterward, stay to watch the televised football game as IUP plays Bloomsburg

Touré’s latest book will be among several prize items presented.

For further information or to RSVP, please contact the African American Cultural Center at 724-357-2455.