Brown Commons Annual "Seekers, Believers, and Doubters" Event with Chris Hedges '79
Brown Commons welcomes Chris Hedges '79, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, graduate of Harvard Divinity School, ordained Presbyterian minister, public intellectual, Truthdig columnist, New York Times bestselling author, and former student of Colgate professor and university chaplain Coleman Brown to present this year's installment of The Seekers, Believers, and Doubters series on issues related to social justice. Hedges will present a lecture titled "Donald Trump and the Rise of Christian Fascism" inspired by his book American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2008), a text influenced by his former mentor Coleman Brown.
Upon Coleman's passing, Hedges wrote a beautiful essay describing Coleman as a professor and mentor with a passion for teaching and a profound ability to inspire his students to learn.
Coleman Barr Brown, beloved professor of philosophy and religion and university chaplain, for whom Brown Commons is named was fond of saying that in each of us we find a "seeker, believer, and doubter." With the creation of this signature series, Brown Commons honors Coleman's legacy as a champion of human rights and the "ethical center" of Colgate's Universe. Please join us for this the second installment in this annual series.
This event is generously co-sponsored by the Alumni Memorial Scholars program.
Monday, February 24 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm