Jamison Lecture

5th Annual Jamison Lecture

Part of the Paup Lecture Series

The Power of Books: Inspiring Hope and Fighting for Social Justice

March 5, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Hubbard Hall Student Union Auditorium, TWU Denton Campus

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Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of “The Hate U Give,” and Rose Brock, Ph.D., editor of “Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration,” will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s fifth annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 5. The lecture, titled “The Power of Books: Inspiring Hope and Fighting for Social Justice,” will take place in the new Hubbard Hall Student Union auditorium on TWU’s Denton campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A 300-copy book giveaway, book signing, and question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion. For more information about this event, contact Jonathan Olsen, Ph.D., at jolsen1@twu.edu or 940-898-2133.

The Jamison Lecture is sponsored by the TWU Department of History & Political Science.


Angie Thomas headshot
Angie Thomas. Photo by Anissa Hidouk.

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is on sale now.

Rose Brock headshot
Rose Brock, Ph.D.

Rose Brock, Ph.D.

TWU alumna Rose Brock, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. A veteran educator and advocate for using audiobooks as a tool for literacy, she is co-founder of the literacy initiative Guys Listen, part of the national Guys Read literacy program. Brock was awarded the Siddie Joe Johnson Award for Outstanding Service to Youth by the Texas Library Association and is co-founder of the North Texas Teen Book Festival. She is author of Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide and the editor of Hope Nation: Young Adult Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration.

About the Jamison Lecture

This annual lecture is made possible by the Alonzo and Elisabeth Jamison Lectureship Endowment, which assists the TWU Department of History and Political Science in bringing nationally or internationally recognized scholars or civic leaders to the University for a public lecture. The late Alonzo Jamison represented Denton County in the Texas House of Representatives for 14 years, then served on the TWU faculty and as Chair of the Department of History and Government. His wife of 62 years, Elisabeth, was a TWU alumna who also taught at the University.

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