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Soledad O’Brien to open ISU’s 2021-22 Speaker Series

September 13, 2021

Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and host of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact, will speak at Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday. O’Brien will discuss contemporary issues and the power of young people to change the world. 


A champion of diversity, O’Brien gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. She is also featured on PBS NewsHour and HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A prominent philanthropist, O’Brien is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors young women and funds college tuition and expenses.


This is the first ISU Speaker Series event this year. It is free and open to the public. A face covering is required indoors at Indiana State University regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

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