Thomas Peele reads 7 pm Thurs 3/15; Better Access to CHE

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Thomas Peele

Thomas Peele


Thursday, March 15, 7-8 pm, the Cushing Library at Holy Names University in Oakland (directions here) continues its Salon Series with a book talk and signing by award-winning local investigative reporter Thomas Peele,who will be reading from Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist.

Peele’s narrative digs deep into the murder of Oakland Post journalist Chauncey Bailey by a local crime family,  exposing their efforts to stifle free speech and intimidate the press by gunning down a reporter in broad daylight. Killing the Messenger also builds on the efforts of The Chauncey Bailey Project, formed by local journalists determined to ensure that the silencing of Bailey would not end the search for truth and justice.

Reviews for this book have been strong. SF Chronicle called Killing the Messenger “an urgent new book”; Columbia Journalism Review compared Peele to James Michener; and the Cleveland Plain Dealer compared Peele to David Simon of The Wire.

A Q&A will follow Peele’s reading. The Bookstore at Holy Names University will be on hand to sell books at the author signing (cash only). Peele’s book is also available for checkout in print and through our Overdrive ebook collection. Light refreshments served.

WORKSHOP REMINDER: OCCUPY APA! A Citation Sit-in for Students and Faculty,  Thursday, March 22, 5-7 PM, Library Classroom: Are you a student or faculty member driven to frustration by the challenges of APA (American Psychological Association) citation? Are your APA citation skills in need of a tune-up? Would you like an introduction to using RefWorks to format your citations? Librarians Nicole Branch and Daniel Ransom are offering a workshop about this ubiquitous and challenging citation format designed to help you format citations and reference lists easily and quickly. Email to reserve a spot.

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