Michael Eric Dyson to speak at Penn State Greater Allegheny

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will discuss his new book, "Tears We Cannot Stop," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Wunderley Gymnasium at Penn State Greater Allegheny. His talk will launch "Crossing Bridges: A Summit," which will bring community leaders, students, faculty, staff and interested citizens together to consider how we can address the racial divides in our local communities.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can register now at tinyurl.com/CROSSINGBRIDGES.

An American Book Award-winner, two-time NAACP Image Award-winner, New York Times opinion contributing writer, and a contributing editor for The New Republic, Dyson is the author of 18 books, many of them bestsellers. Before teaching at Georgetown, Dyson taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina and DePaul University.

The event is sponsored by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, and Penn State Greater Allegheny.