Tavis Smiley in La Verne

I get used to all the big names coming to the Claremont Colleges for lectures, all of them within walking distance from your humble blogger.

But the University of La Verne is getting into the act, next Tuesday bringing out Tavis Smiley. Smiley has a PBS talk show and an NPR radio show and has authored 11 books, including the soon to be released “Accountable: Making America As Good As its Promise.”

In your face, Claremont!

Smiley’s talk is free, but you need to reserve a seat, pronto. To do so, call Christina Massengale at (909) 593-3511, ext. 4682.

The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Auditorium. Maps, directions and campus parking information are available at www.ulv.edu/maps.

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  • Christina Massengale

    First, I want to thank you for your recent blog mention of Tavis Smileys upcoming lecture at the University of La Verne. Weve had many prominent and fascinating speakers on campus over the years, including recent visits by George McGovern, Nick Ut and Nontombi Naomi Tutu.

    I am both pleased and sad to announce that there are no more tickets available for Tuesdays An Evening with Tavis Smiley. This is great news because it reflects the interest of the community, including your loyal readers, to hear what Tavis has to say at this significant juncture in our societys history. But its sad news because we have such a limited seating capacity for this important event.

    To all those fortunate enough to have tickets, I highly recommend you get to Founders Auditorium well before the 7:30 start Tuesday evening. I truly believe this will be an event those in attendance will remember for years to come.

    Christina Massengale

    [Thanks for the update, Christina. — DA]