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2017 First-Year Reading Speaker: Anthony Ray Hinton

Wednesday, 06 December, 2017

Author Anthony Ray Hinton will speak as the 2017 First-Year Reading Speaker at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Center for Global Citizenship. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Hinton, a death row exoneree, will share his story of wrongful conviction, survival on Alabama’s death row and his decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom.

The First Year Reading program seeks to utilize a culturally relevant book that connects incoming students with the four cornerstones of faith and justice:

  • Reflection on Faith
  • Service to Others
  • Solidarity with Community
  • Justice for All

Students receive the book during the SLU 101 summer orientation and participate in small group conversations as part of Fall Welcome and University 101 course.

For more information about Hinton and the Equal Justice Initiative, visit the initiative.

For questions on how to get involved, contact Kelly Herbolich, program director of academic support.