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Author Jonathan Kozol to speak at St. Ignatius May 1

(4-28-2000)Award-winning author and social justice advocate Jonathan Kozol will discuss his new book, Ordinary Resurrections (Crown, April 2000) on Monday, May 1 at 7: 30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church. The event is free and open to the public.

In his new book, Kozol, who received an honorary degree from the University in 1989, offers a first-hand view of childhood in the impoverished South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven by recording schoolchildren's conversations with one another, as well as with teachers, caretakers, parents and even himself. His other works include Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, and Rachel and Her Children.

The event is sponsored by the Appalachia Volunteers, the Lynch School of Education Honors Program, For Boston, PULSE, the Office of the Dean for Student Development and UGBC. For more information, contact Courtney Gieffers '00 at ext.6-3346 or Bryan Head '00 at ext.6-1604.

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