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Lecture: Violence, Victory, & Voice

A talk by Shanna L. Smith, PhD, "Violence, Victory, & Voice" explores millennials and social justice in The Hate You Give, a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas.

Date: October 25, 2018 - October 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs

Poster advertising the lecture about the novel, The Hate U Give.

Shanna L. Smith is an assistant professor of English at Jackson State University, in Jackson, Mississippi, where she teaches courses that contextualize practices of orality and social justice in the history of African American literature. Smith is completing interviews for Lineage: An Oral history of Contemporary African American Writers of Kentucky that includes Houston Baker, Frank X. Walker, Crystal Wilkinson, and Jacinda Townsend, among others.

Smith will deliver an informal talk at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Basil 135 before her formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Cleary Family Auditorium.

To attend, RSVP by Oct. 18 to Dr. Arlette Miller Smith at