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Compelling Conversations in 2021-2022

To engage and inspire students, faculty, staff and our community, Bunker Hill Community College’s Compelling Conversation Speaker Series invites today’s diverse voices, eminent thought leaders, and visionaries from both domestic and international platforms to share local, national and global perspectives on contemporary and culturally relevant issues of human interest, social justice and change.

Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this series of speakers is intended to support meaningful discussion inside and outside the classroom, as part of an ongoing college-wide commitment of equity and cultural wealth, resistance and resilience. The 2021-2022 Speaker Series recognizes and gives greater visibility to Men of Color and issues of race and gender inequity they often experience in education and employment, family and mentorship, violence and health, civil rights and criminal justice.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents a Compelling Conversation with José Olivarez

Award-winning Poet, Author and Educator

Thursday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

José Olivarez’s debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal (2018), won the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award. He is the co-author of Home Court (2014), and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. The son of Mexican immigrants, Olivarez earned a BA from Harvard University; he has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and the Conversation Literary Festival. In 2019, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. His work has been featured in BreakBeat Poets, the Adroit Journal, the Rumpus, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He is a coeditor of BreakBeat Poets 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books).

He is the 2021-2022 BHCC One Book Program author.

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86790714175?pwd=amE1SjArcGhDb2h4RklyQURTVzlWQT09
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Jueves, 23 de septiembre 6 p.m.

El primer libro de poemas del laureado poeta, autor y educador José Olivarez, Citizen Illegal (2018), ganó el Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize en 2018 y fue finalista para el PEN/Jean Stein Award. Es además coautor de Home Court (2014), y copresentador del podcast de poesía The Poetry Gods. Hijo de inmigrantes mexicanos, Olivarez terminó su BA en la Universidad de Harvard, ha recibido diversas becas de CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, y del Conversation Literary Festival. En 2019, se le concedió la Beca de Poesía Ruth Lilly y Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg de la Poetry Foundation. Su trabajo ha aparecido en BreakBeat Poets,l Adroit Journal, Rumpus, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review entre otros. Es coeditor de BreakBeat Poets 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Books).

Se encuentra como autor en el One Book Program de BHCC para 2021-2022.

Únete por Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86790714175?pwd=amE1SjArcGhDb2h4RklyQURTVzlWQT09 
ID de la reunión: 867 9071 4175
Contraseña: 322897
Únete por teléfono: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
ID de la reunión: 867 9071 4175
Contraseña: 322897