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Politics, Media and Information: An Evening with Ray Suarez

UNCG Libraries will host its Annual Friends of the Libraries Dinner on March 29 at 6 p.m. in Cone Ballroom of the Elliott University Center at UNCG.

Tickets are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers of Friends of the UNCG Libraries. Table sponsorships are available for $650 and include eight tickets, a special pre-reception at 5:15 p.m., preferential seating and recognition at the event.
Reservations are required and tickets may be purchased online through Triad Stage or by calling 336-272-0160 of visiting http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=24297&pid=8399027. The deadline to purchase your ticket is March 22. For more information, contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at hdsteven@uncg.edu or 336-256-0184.

The event will include dinner, program and book signing with Ray Suarez, who is the author of three critically-acclaimed books including, “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation”, “The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America” and “The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration.”

After 20 years in public broadcasting at NPR and PBS, Suarez’s has been the host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation, chief national correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America.

Suarez holds a B.A. in African history from New York University and an M.A. in the social sciences from the University of Chicago. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by many colleges and universities, most recently by Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.

He is a winner of the Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Chicago. He has also been honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award from NYU, and a Professional Achievement Award from the University of Chicago. A Life Member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Suarez was a founding member of the Chicago Association of Hispanic Journalists. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.