Fall 2017 Speakers
Join Bunker Hill Community College for these upcoming events focusing on immigration and religious intolerance.
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, BHCC Presents
Maria Hinojosa - "Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration" - September 21, 2017
The foremost Latina broadcast journalist in America, Maria Hinojosa brings over 25 years of experience reporting on critical issues concerning the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. As a journalist, Hinojosa has been awarded the highest levels of recognition in the profession, including four Emmy Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged. Currently the anchor and executive producer of NPR’s award-winning weekly program, Latino USA, Hinojosa will present “Frontlines: Latinos and Immigration.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - "Islam: Misrepresented, Misunderstood, and Maligned in the United States" – October 26, 2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most influential and respected black men in America, known for his eloquent and penetrating insights into controversial, contemporary issues. In 2016, Abdul-Jabbar was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. The former NBA champion is now a regular contributor to The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he has a national platform to share his thoughts on the most socially relevant and politically sensitive topics facing our nation today. He addresses directly issues including race, religious intolerance and discrimination in “Islam: Misrepresented, Misunderstood and Vilified in the United States."
Shoshana Johnson: "I'm Still Standing: From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen" - November 9, 2017
U.S. Army veteran and author of I’m Still Standing: From Captive Soldier to Free Citizen–My Journey Home, Shoshana Johnson was taken as prisoner of war when her convoy was captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recognized as the first black female POW in U.S. military history, Johnson will share the story of her company’s capture and the acts of bravery that followed, including their rescue by U.S. Marines.
Jose Antonio Vargas: "Undocumented Residents, Unwanted Refugees and America's Values" - November 16, 2017
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity. In a groundbreaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine in 2011, Vargas revealed and chronicled his life as an undocumented immigrant in America. Dedicated to elevating the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America, he has since appeared on the cover of Time magazine and will present “Undocumented Residents, Unwanted Refugees and America’s Values.”
These events are free and open to the public, but seats are limited. Registration is required.
Save the Date: Spring 2018 Speakers
Spring Semester Themes: Poverty, Homelessness and Hunger
In Celebration of Black History Month, BHCC Presents
Michelle Norris: "Poverty and Race in the United States"
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Matthew Desmond: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Difficult Dialogues & Women's History Month
Angela Davis: “Institutional Racism in the Prison and Criminal Justice Systems”
Thursday, March 29, 2018