Baton Rouge Community College will host a virtual Women’s History month celebration with a keynote address delivered by Angie Thomas, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Hate U Give. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, March 22 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register online for the event, visit https://mybrcc.presence.io/form/whm-rsvp.
Thomas was originally slated to speak at BRCC’s Women’s History Month celebration last year, but due to COVID-19, the in-person event was cancelled as the college transitioned to online and remote operations.
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Timesbestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr.