2023 Annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture: Colson Whitehead


Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

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The Center for Social Concerns welcomes two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, Harlem Shuffle, and Crook Manifesto. His reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper's and Granta. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, A Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, the Dos Passos Prize, and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Introduction by John McGreevy, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.

Reception to follow.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available starting one hour before the event at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office.

Co-sponsors: Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Department of Africana Studies; Department of American Studies; Department of Anthropology; Department of English; Department of Film, Television, & Theatre; Department of History; Initiative on Race and Resilience; Office of the Provost

The annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture was created by the Center for Social Concerns in 2009 in order to highlight justice issues and themes related to the common good. The fall event honors Fr. Bernie who died young but influenced students with the life lesson of a “Theory of Enough.” Past speakers have included scholars and practitioners working to create a more just future for all.

Learn more: socialconcerns.nd.edu/bernieclark