Benwood Foundation has been bringing international thinkers to Chattanooga as part of The George T. Hunter Lecture Series since 2009. The 2012-2013 series has already hosted Diane Ravitch, Education historian and Former Assistant Secretary of Education, in September and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Thomas Friedman in November.
At Papercut, we're excited about the speakers coming in 2013:
Will Allen / February 26, 2013
UTC Fine Arts Center, 7p
Urban farming activist and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner. Will Allen is the founder of Growing Power, a 2-acre urban farm in Milwaukee that produces thousands of pounds of healthy food each year for the surrounding low-income neighborhoods.
Ira Glass / April 7, 2013
Tivoli Theatre, 4p
Host and Producer of the radio show, This American Life. Over the last 17 years, This American Life has become a public radio institution that is now heard weekly by nearly 2 million listeners. The show has been pioneering in its journalistic approach to old-fashioned storytelling.
All of the lectures are free. Let us know if you're planning to attend. We can meet up and go together!