WMU News

NPR's Juan Williams on campus for diversity event

Aug. 10, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- National Public Radio host Juan Williams will be the featured speaker when WMU acts as host for an Aug. 13 and 14 diversity awareness event, held in partnership with the city of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo County. Williams will present "Respecting Differences: Eyes on the Future."

One of America's leading political writers and thinkers, he is the author of the critically acclaimed biography "Thurgood Marshall -American Revolutionary." He also wrote the nonfiction bestseller "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965." After a 23-year career as a columnist, editorial writer and White House correspondent for the Washington Post, Williams is now the host of National Public Radio's celebrated daily news and talk show, "Talk of the Nation."

Williams will give three presentations at Shaw Theatre: Monday, Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets, which have been sent to University employees by campus mail, allow entry to any of the three scheduled presentations. Supervisors are encouraged to schedule employees to attend the session that best fits with departmental needs. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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