June 03, 2014
Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture at Mercantile Library
“Writing to change the world,” is the theme of the Mercantile’s popular and highly regarded Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture, which takes place each June, on or around the anniversary of Stowe’s birth. Since 2003 the Stowe Lecture has presented programs by such noteworthy writers as United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, journalist and author George Packer, Pulitzer Prize-winning Atlanta Constitution-Journal editorial writer Cynthia Tucker, New York Times political columnist Gail Collins, and journalist and HBO producer David Simon (The Wire, Treme), attracting overflow audiences.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-journalist, a filmmaker and the founder of Define America, a campaign that seeks to elevate the immigration conversation. In a June 2011 essay in The New York Times Magazine and in a follow-up cover story in the June 25, 2012 issue of Time Magazine, Vargas revealed his status as an “undocumented immigrant” in order to promote dialogue about U.S. immigration policies.
The Harriet Beecher Stower Lecture is June 17, 2014, 7:30-9 p.m. at The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street.
7:30 p.m. Refreshments
8 p.m. Remarks
$20 for Mercantile members, and $25 for others