Giovanni, who has written nearly 30 books for adults and children, briefly attended Penn’s School of Social Work in the late 1960s. She currently is a University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech. On the screen, Gómez appeared opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s box office smash “Inside Man.”
The event takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. For more information, call 215-746-6350 or visit www.upennca.org.
The cost is $25 per person ($45 with reception), $15 per student ($35 with reception). Please pay at www.upennca.org or make checks payable to “The Christian Association.” Proceeds go to the CA’s Open Mind for Africa Fund, which helps Penn students do peace and social justice work in African countries.
Originally published on May 7, 2009