K-State's Olathe campus hosting a free livestream of lecture by 'The Hate U Give' author Angie Thomas

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Angie Thomas, author of "The Hate U Give," is having her lecture livestreamed at Kansas State University's Olathe campus.

"The Hate U Give" author Angie Thomas will give a talk on Thursday, April 11, at Kansas State University. The talk is being livestreamed to the Olathe campus. | Download this photo.

OLATHE — Kansas State University's Olathe campus is hosting a free livestream of the lecture Angie Thomas, author of "The Hate U Give," is presenting at the university's Manhattan campus.

The livestream is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Great Plains Room at the Olathe campus, located at 22201 W Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS 66061.
Seating is limited to 135 people and registration is required.
To register, please email kstateolathe@ksu.edu by noon on April 11 with the number of attendees.
Thomas will talk about activism and the themes of her best-selling novel.
"The Hate U Give" is an award-winning novel that has been adapted to a major motion picture movie. It tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Starr Carter. Starr has grown up in an urban, poverty-stricken neighborhood and attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shooting her unarmed friend, she must find a way to share the truth of her experience for her family, friends, community and herself.
Thomas recently published her second novel, "On the Come Up."
Thomas' talk is co-sponsored by the K-State Book Network, or KSBN, the Diversity Programming Committee and the English department's student honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta, among others.
KSBN chose "The Hate U Give" as the university's common read for 2018 following campuswide conversations and review by the KSBN selection committee, comprised of 48 faculty, students and staff from colleges and units across the university's campuses.