September 7, 2017
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles M. Blow will present a keynote presentation on the topic of Donald Trump, arrogance, pride, and American democracy on Friday, October 20 from 5:30 - 6:30pm at Rackham Auditorium. Blow’s lecture will be followed by a Q&A. The lecture is free and open to the public, and is organized by the Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion Colloquium at the University of Michigan, presented by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff including Stamps faculty Rebekah Modrak and Aaron Ahuvia, and Librarian for Art & Design Jamie Vander Broek.
Charles M. Blow’s Op-Ed column in The New York Times appears on Thursdays and Mondays. Mr. Blow’s columns tackle hot-button issues such as social justices, racial equality, presidential politics, police violence, gun control, and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Mr. Blow is also a CNN commentator, a Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale, and author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The book won a Lambda Literary Award and the Sperber Prize and made multiple prominent lists of best books published in 2014.
Charles M. Blow’s talk is co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library and Michigan Radio, and by multiple units within the University of Michigan: The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Communication Studies, Community-Engaged Academic Learning, The Department of American Culture, The Department of History, The Ford School of Public Policy, The Ginsberg Center, The Institute for the Humanities, MCubed, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Rackham Graduate School, The Residential College, Spectrum Center, and Student Life.
Charles Blow, 2014: Chad Batka for The New York Times