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Columnist Charles M. Blow to Give Public Lecture on October 21

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Charles M. Blow
Charles M. Blow

Charles M. Blow, New York Times visual op-ed columnist and CNN television commentator, will be at Stony Brook University on Wednesday, October 21, as part of Undergraduate College Commons Day. Blow’s acclaimed memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is this year’s First-Year Reading, and he will be on campus to discuss his journey in an afternoon event limited to first-year students.

The columnist will also be sharing his thoughts on today’s hot topics during “A Conversation with Charles Blow” at 4 pm in the Sidney Gelber Auditorium in the Student Activities Center. This event is free and open to the general public. Blow will be interviewed by Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges. Questions from the audience are encouraged.

Blow’s thought-provoking weekly column appears on Monday and Thursday in the New York Times. His columns tackle issues such as teen pregnancy, the national debt, gender roles and the gay rights movement. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Charles Blow’s observations on politics, public opinion and social justice.

To learn more about the author and his work, visit charlesmblow.com.

For more on Commons Day, visit ucolleges.stonybrook.edu/first-year-reading.

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