Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GCC Announcement: 'more COOL JUSTICE' - Andy Thibault & Bonnie Foreshaw Speak on the Politics of Justice Dec. 2 at Gateway Community College

NOTE: Also at Byrd's Books, Bethel, Wednesday, 11-19-14 - plz see link following Byrd's photo below]

Special thanks to Prof. Franz Douskey, Library Director Clara Ogbaa and Public Affairs Director Evelyn Gard

Contact: Evelyn Gard, Public Affairs
Cell: (203) 314-4250
Office: (203) 285-2065

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(NEW HAVEN, CT) November 10, 2014 – Local author, speaker and Freedom of Information advocate Andy Thibaultwill join Bonnie Foreshaw to discuss his latest book, more COOL JUSTICE, during a forum with students and faculty in the GCC Library and Learning Commons at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Thibault’s second collection, more COOL JUSTICE includes hard-hitting essays that are credited with helping to free Foreshaw from prison 27 ½ years after she was unjustly convicted of first degree murder of a person she had never met. Foreshaw, a contributor to the acclaimed prison journals Couldn’t Keep It To Myself and I’ll Fly Away, has since begun work on a memoir.

In his foreword to more COOL JUSTICE, Andrew Kreig states “More than ever, the public needs bare-knuckle advocates. One such fighter is Andy Thibault, author of the superb more COOL JUSTICE. His fifth book exposes injustice much in the style of his Law and Justice in Everyday Life, which he authored in 2002 to much acclaim.” Novelist Chandra Prasad calls Thibault “Connecticut’s premiere journalistic warrior.” Wally Lamb, who edited Couldn’t Keep It To Myself and I’ll Fly Away, says: “Thibault is a junkyard dog for justice who bares his teeth at pomposity and institutional unfairness and only bites the truly deserving.”

Earlier this year Thibault was presented with the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information’s Stephen A. Collins Award for his “Many contributions to the cause of open and accountable government and a free and vigorous press In Connecticut.”

Mr. Thibault and Ms. Foreshaw will speak in the GCC Library and Learning Commons multipurpose room (S217) on the second floor of the south building. This event is free and open to the public through the generosity of the Esther Haseltine Schiavone Cultural Fund established in 2006 through the Gateway Community College Foundation.

Mr. Thibault will sign copies of his book, more COOL JUSTICE may be purchased on-site at the reduced price of $15 for this event.

  • CBS880 NY: CT woman released after serving 27 years for murder [11-15-13]

  • Flashback '05: Bonnie Foreshaw Must Go Free / CT Newsmakers

  • Also UPCOMING:

  • Byrd's Books, Bethel: gracious host for 'more COOL JUSTICE'

  • Jan. 15, 2015, 7 p.m., Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield.

  • Flashback: 'The joint was jumpin' -Bob Thiesfield photo gallery #HickoryStickBookshop #moreCOOLJUSTICE 10-10-14

  • more COOL JUSTICE website

  • more COOL JUSTICE Facebook page

  • more COOL JUSTICE YouTube

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