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Bridges to the Future lecture series continues April 24 with Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez is the featured speaker at the April 24 Bridges to the Future event. Photo courtesy of PBS

The University of Denver’s Bridges to the Future lecture series continues April 24 with a keynote presentation by Ray Suarez, author of The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. The event will be held from 7–8 p.m. at the Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave.

Suarez will explore the role of organized religion in American politics and how faith in government may transform our country in the future. His book is based on more than 30 years of political reporting experience. It won a 2007 Latino Book Award for best religion book. Suarez is a senior correspondent with “PBS NewsHour.”

Bridges to the Future was created in 2002 as an effort to understand and learn from the tragic events of 9/11. It has evolved over the years into an important dialogue that aims to engage all residents of Colorado in a debate about our nation’s history, responsibilities, values, dreams and hopes for the future. The theme for the 2011-12 series is “Undercurrents of the 2012 Election.”

The University of Denver will host the first of the three scheduled presidential debates on Oct. 3, 2012.The spring Bridges to the Future lecture is part of the Presidential Debate Event Series held on campus in the months leading up to the event.

This Bridges to the Future lecture is full, but the event will be live-streamed on the Bridges to the Future website.



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