Award-winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien to Speak on November 19
The second event in Kent State University at Stark’s 25th season of the popular Featured Speakers Series will bring acclaimed journalist Soledad O’Brien to campus. Her presentation, Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in Kent State Stark’s Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. A limit of two (2) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted.
O’Brien, one of today’s most respected and recognized broadcasting personalities, has eloquently covered the world’s breaking news at various networks, including NBC News, CNN, HBO and Al Jazeera, over the past 25 years. Deeply passionate about U.S. race relations, her critically acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America, are among CNN’s most successful franchises. O’Brien’s authentic coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian earthquake, BP’s oil spill and other high-profile stories has earned her many awards. Her multiplatform company, Starfish Media Group, exposes challenging issues of race, class, wealth and poverty through personal narratives.