Normandale hosts Panel Discussion with Contributing Authors from “A Good Time for the Truth” Book on November 9

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College will host a panel discussion about the book "A Good Time for the Truth" on Wednesday, November 9 at 1 p.m. in the Kopp Student Center Garden Room. The panel discussion will feature Andrea Jenkins and Tai Coleman, who are contributing authors from the book, and the book's editor Sun Yung Shin.

The Minnesota Historical Society Press web page describes "A Good Time for the Truth" as a provocative book where sixteen of Minnesota's best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships. 

Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation's worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.

This event is sponsored by the Normandale President's Council on Diversity and the Normandale Reading Series.