NYT Columnist David Brooks Joins Open VISIONS Forum Spring Lineup, Tickets on Sale Dec. 13

NYT Columnist David Brooks Joins Open VISIONS Forum Spring Lineup, Tickets on Sale Dec. 13

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David Brooks will headline the March 23 Open VISIONS Forum lecture event.

There is no better holiday gift than a return to the live and in-person experience of OVF’s intellectually robust, publicly engaged conversations, which this spring will feature Michael Eric Dyson & John H. McWhorter, David Brooks, and Isabel Wilkerson.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University are pleased to announce that Quick Center ticket sales for the spring 2022 season will open to the general public on Monday, December 13. Reserve your seats today for the Open VISIONS Forum (OVF) lecture series — now celebrating its 25th season.

Visit quickcenter.com and celebrate the return to live programming at the Quick with ticket purchases for these highlighted OVF events:

Tues., March 8: Michael Eric Dyson, PhD & John H. McWhorter, PhD

In “Race, Liberty & Justice: Diverging Perspectives With Eyes on the Prize,” these two public intellectuals and thought leaders will share their disparate views on how the Black community can positively face its ongoing struggles.

Wed., March 23: David Brooks

Best-selling author and New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks will be joined by Fairfield University Student Association President Tyler Heffern ’22 for a cross-generational conversation about “Democracy: Choices and Challenges.”

Thurs., April 28: Isabel Wilkerson

The Bank of America Women and Leadership Series will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winner Isabel Wilkerson, author of the New York Times best-seller Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, for a discussion titled “Caste: Examining Race, Culture, and Consequences.”

As the 25th OVF season unfolds, art history professor Philip Eliasoph, OVF program founder and moderator, reflected on a quarter-century of opinion-shaping, “life of the mind” programming that over the years has brought to campus candid conversations with Stephen Sondheim, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion, David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Spike Lee, Jane Fonda, and others.

“Our community conversations have highlighted the value of civic discourse, critical debate, and an accessible platform for many artists and thought leaders of our times,” he noted. “Our intergenerational audience of students and ‘lifelong learners’ from the surrounding community has led to many enlightening — and even electrifyingly candid —‘live’ moments in recent years.”

For complete information on all Open VISIONS Forum lectures, as well as the full spring 2022 season of arts and cultural events at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, please visit quickcenter.com.

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