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Media Advisory
Author and Editor Paul Tough to Speak
at Johns Hopkins

March 5, 2009
TO: Assignment editors, reporters
FROM: Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | acl@jhu.edu
RE: Author and Editor Paul Tough to speak at Johns Hopkins
WHEN: Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hodson Hall Auditorium
Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus
3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University's School of Education will host a talk by Paul Tough on his latest book, Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, on Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Tough, an editor at the New York Times Magazine, wrote an inspiring and emotional account of Canada's effort to reform education in one of the nation's poorest urban neighborhoods. For five years, Tough followed Canada as he worked to launch a multi-million dollar initiative called the Harlem Children's Zone. President Obama described the Children's Zone as "an all-encompassing, all-hands-on-deck anti-poverty effort that is literally saving a generation of children in a neighborhood where they were never supposed to have a chance." Following Tough's presentation, Marc Steiner, president of the Center for Emerging Media and host of a talk show on WEAA, will lead a question and answer session.

The discussion is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. To register, visit www.education.jhu.edu/tough. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211. (The South Garage address is also the best location to use for Web- or GPS-generated driving directions.)