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Toni Morrison: "Literature and the Silence of Goodness" (Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture)

October 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  |  Rio Theater


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Humanities Division and Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture Presents:

at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz

$12 Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture with Toni Morrison
$145 Founders Celebration Dinner and Baskin Ethics Lecture with Toni Morrison (combo ticket)

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After the lecture, Toni Morrison will be awarded the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal at the 2014 Founders Celebration at Coconut Grove for her powerful writing and expressive depictions of Black America, giving life to an essential aspect of American reality. Click here for more information.

Toni Morrison is a novelist, editor, and professor, best known for her novels Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon. She studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followed by an academic career at Texas Southern University, Howard University, Yale, and Princeton. She made her debut as a novelist in 1970, soon gaining the attention of both critics and a wider audience for her epic power, unerring ear for dialogue, and poetically-charged and richly-expressive depictions of Black America. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Beloved, the Nobel Prize in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture Series is a lively forum for the discussion and exploration of ethics-related challenges in human endeavors. The Peggy Downes Baskin Humanities Endowment for Interdisciplinary Ethics enables the Humanities Division to promote a dialogue about ethics and ethics related challenges in an interdisciplinary setting. The endowment was established in honor of Peggy Downes Baskin’s longtime interest in ethical issues across the academic spectrum.



October 25, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Rio Theater
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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