Nov 18, 2010 3:27 PM by Greg Boyce
Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, will speak at CSU-Pueblo in February as part of the university's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Other speakers scheduled include former professional wrestler Chris Nowinski, who wrote a book on brain concussions during football games, and Arizona Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan.
Chris Nowinski, Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis, 7 p.m., Occhiato University Ballroom
Ray Nagin, New Orleans Revival: Rainbow After the Storm, 7 p.m., Occhiato University Ballroom
Cheryl Brown and John Stokes, Students on Strike, 7 p.m., Occhiato University Ballroom
Cheryl is one of three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who, along with 12 other parents led by the NAACP, filed suit against the local Board of Education on behalf of their children in the historic case, Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, et. al. Upon appeal to the United States Supreme Court, the case became the lead among five other legal challenges; Oliver Brown died in 1961 before knowing the impact of this landmark US Supreme Court decision.
Meghan McCain, Redefining Republican: No Labels. No Boxes. No Stereotypes, 7 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall
The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and Meghan McCain came to prominence as the straight-talking, forward-thinking daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. Her profile has only risen since the election ended in favor of the other guy. As a new role model for young, creative, and vocal members of the GOP, she's unafraid to mix it up and speak her mind. In Dirty Sexy Politics, she takes a hard look at the future of her party and gives us a true insider's account of life on a campaign trail. She steals campaign signs in New Hampshire, tastes the nightlife in Nashville, and has a strange encounter with Laura and Jenna Bush at the White House. Along the way, she falls in love with America-while seeing how far the Republican Party has veered from its core values of freedom, honesty, and individuality.