Free Tickets Available Now: Visiting Authors Close Out Black Liberation Month

February 21, 2020

Humboldt State University, in celebration of Black Liberation Month, is hosting authors Lawrence Ross and Modi. Mr. Ross will be presenting his KNOW BETTER/DO BETTER: Campus, Racism, and You lecture Monday, Feb 24 at 6 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Modi will facilitate a conversation aimed at empowering women of color on Friday, Feb 28 at 6 p.m. in the JVD Theater. Tickets to both events are free and available at the UC Ticket Office (707) 826-3928.

Lawrence Ross is a writer, lecturer, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author who will be discussing themes from his book Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses inspired by students of color telling “their stories of living and surviving at PWIs” (Predominantly White Institutions). The goal of his lecture is not to develop non-racists, but anti-racists. Free copies of his book will be distributed to the first 100 students.

In honor of Legacy’s Womxn of Color Appreciation Night, Modi—author, blogger, entrepreneur—will provide a “Modi-vational” talk “validating the lived experiences of women of color and empowering them” to push forward, no matter what love brings or doesn’t bring using themes from her work of fiction Some Women Prefer Hell. Free copies of Modi’s book will be distributed to the first 100 students.

HSU’s African American Center for Academic Excellence is excited to bring to you Lawrence Ross and Modi, respectively. For a listing of all events and activities planned for this curated month of Black Culture, visit the AACAE website.