Registration for Geoffrey Canada Lecture Starts Jan. 28
January 25, 2013
Email registration will begin Monday, Jan. 28, for tickets to hear education advocate Geoffrey Canada speak in the Bryan Series.
Registration for free individual tickets will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Geoffrey will speak at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at War Memorial Auditorium.
Faculty and staff are eligible for two free tickets, students one. Available tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration will be open for five days, or until all available tickets are distributed, whichever comes first. See the announcement in the Guilford Buzz on Monday, Jan. 28, with a link to register for tickets by email. Please do not register for individual tickets before Jan. 28.
Geoffrey is president and chief executive officer of Harlem Children’s Zone, a 100-block area in Central Harlem where 10,000 children receive a comprehensive range of services from birth to college. He has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families and for his passionate advocacy for education reform.
Geoffrey is “one of the best friends children have, or ever will have, in our nation,” according to National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol.
In 2009, President Obama announced plans to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone model in 20 other cities across the nation. Geoffrey was prominently featured in the 2010 Davis Guggenheim documentary Waiting for “Superman.”
In 2005,US News and World Report named him to its list of America’s Best Leaders. A native of the South Bronx, he earned degrees from Bowdoin College and Harvard School of Education.