Baratunde Thurston | Dibden Center for the Arts, Northern Vermont University-Johnson | Talks | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Baratunde Thurston

When: Mon., Sept. 18, 8 p.m. 2017

According to the bio on Baratunde Thurston’s website, the author and comedian “has an uncanny ability to crack the shell of any uncomfortable topic through a personal, accessible and intelligent point of view.” The title of said bio — “Long Bio for Those Planning to Create a Moving, Nuanced and Compassionate Ode to Baratunde’s Life Whilst Tiny Children Sing Hymns in the Background” — suggests that the former digital director for the Onion does so with a self-aware sense of humor. The activist makes his Vermont speaking debut at Johnson State College as part of a semester-long series of diversity-focused events centered on Thurston’s 2012 satirical memoir How to Be Black.

Price: Free.