The Nov. 15 Elizabethtown College Leffler Lecture has been canceled with the intention of being postponed to a later date in the school year. NPR radio journalist Michele Norris was scheduled to speak in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center at 7:30 p.m.
Her talk, “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race,” was inspired by her experience founding The Race Card Project, which collected thoughts about race from people around the nation in six-word snippets.
Norris was scheduled to interview with the student media organizations on campus during a press conference and to have dinner with select students from the Honors Program. The following morning, she was supposed to speak with select students during a question-and-answer session.
The College does plan on rescheduling Norris’ visit and lecture in the future. The author of The Grace of Silence expressed her condolences regarding her need to postpone her visit.
The Leffler Lecture is an annual event sponsored by Linda ‘67 and Patrick Castagna and presents renowned speakers who inspire the campus community to discuss ways to make meaningful societal impacts.
The College will announce the new date of the Leffler Lecture as soon as it has been scheduled.