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First Lecture 2021

Join the UH College of Education for an inspiring back-to-school kickoff event featuring writer, comedian and commentator Baratunde Thurston. The Emmy-nominated host and New York Times-bestselling author of “How to Be Black” merges wit and wisdom in his discussions of race, culture and being a good citizen. This year marks the event’s 10-year anniversary.

Date: Aug. 20, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. You may join the live stream at 10:45 a.m.



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