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Soledad O’Brien visits Towson University

2/14/2014, 6 a.m.

Towson University’s Center for Student Diversity and the Student Government Association present the “Black in America Tour 2014,” a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join a community dialogue moderated by Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian and producer, featuring a panel of national and local leaders on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the SECU Arena. Tickets are free and currently available at the University Union Ticket Office, located on Osler Drive in Towson.

Soledad O’Brien was the originator of “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” She conducted a series of interviews in 2008, which later became the first of the Black in America documentaries, which features critical and strikingly honest panel discussions and commentary from leading African American celebrities and politicians in observation of the issues affecting the black community. In June 2013 she launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories.

The Center for Student Diversity provides advocacy and support for underrepresented and marginalized populations by creating a welcoming, inclusive campus environment. The Black in America Tour is just one of three featured programs by the Center for Student Diversity this semester. Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, and Laverne Cox, star of “Orange is the New Black,” are both expected to speak at Towson University in March.

For additional information, call 410-704-2051 or visit www.towson.edu/diversity