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Bridging Divides with Curiosity and Conversation—an evening with Mónica Guzmán

March 4, 2024

Mónica Guzmán smiling in professional headshot

Delta College, Dow and the Midland County Inclusion Alliance have partnered to host renowned author, journalist, podcast host and bridge builder, Mónica Guzmán, who will discuss her award-winning book, I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times, Thursday, April 4 at 7:30pm in Delta’s gymnasium.

Guzmán’s book has been featured in The New York Times, Readers Digest, The Atlantic and was required reading for incoming freshman at Stanford Law School. CBS Morning has recommended it as a book to read before the 2024 election. It is touted as a personal guide to communicating with curiosity, learning from personal interactions and finding common ground with those who have differing political views.


“This will be a great community event for our region, and a chance for us to produce conversations that will benefit all of us in our personal and professional lives,” said Delta President Mike Gavin.

This event is free and open to the public. 


To learn more about the event or to request disability-related accommodations contact Kathie Marchlewski at 989-686-9389 or or David Baskind at 989-686-9374 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. The college brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to talk about important issues in the world today. The series aims to help broaden knowledge and widen the classroom experience by focusing on civic engagement and challenging the college community to think deeply and to act responsibly.


To learn more about the series and past speakers, visit the 
President’s Speaker Series website.