Emmy Award-winning alumna Janus Adams ’67 is fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker

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SUNY New Paltz is pleased to welcome National Public Radio broadcaster Janus Adams ’67 (Theatre) to deliver a talk on campus as part of the College’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

This event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Center at SUNY New Paltz.

On the occasion of her class’s 50th reunion, Adams returns to campus with an address titled “Know When to Leave the Plantation.” She will describe her experiences as a New Paltz student of color during the tumultuous 1960s, and connect the lessons she absorbed from those experiences to ongoing dialogues about history, race and identity in the Hudson Valley and throughout the United States.

Tickets for this event are $10. There is no charge for current SUNY New Paltz students who present ID, though there is a limited quantity of free tickets for students.

All guests are welcome to attend a dessert reception and book signing following the lecture.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/speakerseries/ or call the Box Office at (845) 257-3880.

About Janus Adams
As NPR’s first National Arts Correspondent, Adams opened the New York News Bureau, covering stories across a wide range of subjects. A news commentator and pioneer of issue-oriented African American and women’s programming, she has hosted her own radio and television talk shows for more than 10 years.

A frequent on-air guest, Adams has appeared on ABC, BET, CBS, CNN, FoxNews and NBC. She has more than 500 articles, essays and columns to her credit, which have appeared in publications including the New York Times, Newsday, USA Today and the Washington Post. She currently contributes commentary to CBS News and The Huffington Post.

Janus lectures widely on topics rooted in business, social justice, women’s rights and her signature theme: History, Heritage, Hope and Home.™ She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and best-selling author of 11 books; her latest project is STEAL AWAY: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad.

About the Distinguished Speaker Series
Launched in 2008, the Distinguished Speaker Series hosts speakers twice annually in order to connect SUNY New Paltz alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members with highly accomplished alumni, authors, policy makers, leaders, scientists, media experts, business people and other luminaries.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Inc., with support from the following sponsors: Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, Campus Auxiliary Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance, M&T Bank, Sodexo and Central Hudson.