Brooklyn Voices Presents Mitch Landrieu

March 08, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – MARCH 8, 2018 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to welcome New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to launch the Spring 2018 Brooklyn Voices Lecture Series. At this event, Landrieu will discuss his new book, In The Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, in conversation with Jelani Cobb, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium. 

“During my tenure at Loyola New Orleans, I had the opportunity to meet and work with Mitch Landrieu, and I always found him to be a man of uncommon decency and good sense,” said SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “Furthermore, he is a lover of the arts and a musician himself. As someone with personal roots in the South and having resided in New Orleans for five years, I believe Mayor Landrieu's talk will provide an invaluable perspective on the issue of the historical legacy of the South and an opportunity to reflect on its contemporary impact on society. His success bringing New Orleans back to its former glory after Hurricane Katrina will go down as one of the greatest accomplishments in Louisiana history.”

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who sparked a national debate after first proposing removing Confederate statues in 2015, presents In the Shadow of Statues, a passionate, powerful memoir that urges America to reckon with its past. Equal parts unblinking memoir, history and prescription for finally confronting America's most painful legacy, In the Shadow of Statues will contribute strongly to the national conversation about race. 

Tickets are $28 and include a copy of the book. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to have the book signed by Landrieu. To RSVP, click here.

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.