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Evenings with an Author: Nita Wiggins [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]

March 2 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

*Covid-19 Update: This winter, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.

Join us as Nita Wiggins presents her book, Civil Rights Baby: My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism


Civil Rights Baby
 is about a determined girl’s pursuit of the career she wants, believing the laws of the land, especially the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protect her. But, in reaching her dream destination in Dallas, she finds that the decades of competing in a male-dominated field have brutalized her on many levels. Fighting for acceptance and proving qualifications come to a dramatic head one day–leading her to move to France.
An American author and award-winning sports broadcaster, Nita Wiggins teaches at l’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris. Since 2009, she has trained students to include a wider range of perspectives and voices to better serve the public. Because of her impact on education, Black Women in Europe named Wiggins to the group’s Power List of 2018. In the U.S., Wiggins worked 21 years as a reporter and anchor, for ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates. She’s an occasional guest on France 24. Outside of journalism, she has created a Listen to Others as you would have them listen to you program so that people can improve their relationships in their working and private lives.

 


Evenings with an Author are generously sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg

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Date:
March 2
Time:
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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