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Not for publication Nov. 13, 1997 -- No. 850

Today (Nov. 13)

3:30-5 p.m., 121 Hanes Art Center, South Columbia Street, 8 p.m., Hill Hall Auditorium, off East Franklin Street

Activist, educator, author Kozol to speak at UNC-CH

Jonathan Kozol, winner of a New England Book Award for “Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools,” will be the keynote speaker for Race Relations Week sponsored by the Campus Y's Students for the Advancement of Race Relations. His campus visit is co-sponsored by the Critical Issues Committee of the Carolina Union Activities Board.

Both Kozol's afternoon dialogue with students and faculty, in 121 Hanes Art Center, and his evening lecture, “Savage Inequalities,” are free and open to the public and the media.

Kozol's book, released in 1991, assessed American public education. An earlier book, “Death at an Early Age,” described his experience teaching in South Boston during racial turmoil. It won a National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion. Kozol's “Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America” won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for 1989 and the Conscience in Media Award of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Still photography: Permitted with available light.

Talk coverage: Media are allowed to cover the talk by taking notes. Kozol's contract with the university prohibits audio taping and videotaping.

Parking: For both events, park in the Swain lot on the north side of Cameron Avenue near South Columbia Street. Hanes Art Center and Hill Hall both are beside the lot.

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