Join St. Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m., for a virtual conversation with John McWhorter.
Led by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, this conversation is the second event for the Institute’s spring speaker series, “Contemporary Controversies.”
The conversation will be aired virtually and followed by an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Tickets are not required to access the live stream. The live stream can be viewed at https://institute.stolaf.edu/public-programs/2021-2022/mcwhorter/.
About the Speaker
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American Studies, and music history at Columbia University, hosts the language podcast Lexicon Valley, and writes a twice-weekly newsletter for the New York Times. His books include ones on language such as Words on the Move, The Language Hoax, The Power of Babel and Nine Nasty Words and ones on race such as Losing the Race and Woke Racism. He has also created several audiovisual sets on language for the Great Courses series.