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President’s Speaker Series to welcome author in Saginaw

August 21, 2019

Emily Bazelon

Renowned journalist and author Emily Bazelon will discuss her latest book, Charged, as part of the Delta College President’s Speaker Series at the Temple Theatre in downtown Saginaw at 7pm on Tuesday, September 17.

Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. Her writing sheds vital light on the enormous and oft-misused power of the American judicial system in shaping our society.

Charged, which debuted on The New York Times’ best seller list, investigates a criminal justice system with unchecked power, and the remarkable efforts being made to address and reform the national crisis that mass incarceration represents.

She is also the author of bestsellers Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy and a cohost of the Slate Political Gabfest, a popular weekly podcast.

Before joining the The New York Times Magazine, Bazelon was a writer and editor for nine years at Slate, where she cofounded the women’s section, “DoubleX.” She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. She lives in New Haven with her husband and son.

Join Us

Bazelon’s presentation is free and open to the public. Public tours of the new Delta College Downtown Saginaw Center located nearby will follow the presentation.

To learn more about the event, disability-related accommodations or RSVP that you will bring a class or group of 10 or more people, contact series coordinators David Baskind at 989-686-9374 or or Kim Klein at 989-686-9192 or

President’s Speaker Series

The Delta College President's Speaker Series is funded by the President's office and the Peter and Barbra Boyse Endowment Fund through the Delta College Foundation. Through it, the College brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to talk about important issues in the world today. It aims to help broaden knowledge and widen the classroom experience, focusing on civic engagement and challenging the College community to think deeply and to act responsibly.

To learn more about the series or to view past speakers, visit President's Speaker Series for more information.