Brooklyn Voices Presents Chris Hayes

March 30, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – March 30, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome Chris Hayes to discuss his latest work, A Colony, Not A Nation,  in conversation with journalist Wesley Lowery on Saturday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at SJC Brooklyn. This event will take place in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium and is part of SJC’s spring 2017 Brooklyn Voices lecture series.

“With an incredibly diverse student body, SJC Brooklyn is acutely sensitive to the challenges that exist in society as they pertain to race,” said Barbara Garii, Ph.D.,vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. “I look forward to the conversation regarding Hayes' new work and his views on how we can consciously move toward greater equality for all.”

In his new book, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law; in the Colony, policing resembles occupation. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Hayes talks about the deep racial inequalities in America’s approach to justice with fellow journalist Wesley Lowery, whose 2016 book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement.  

Tickets for this event are $30 and include a copy of the book. Both Hayes and Lowery will sign books following the event. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.