October 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

Historians and Authors Offer Perspectives on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Memoir, ‘My Beloved World,’ Oct. 9

Historians and authors Thomas Sugrue and Lorrin Thomas offer perspectives on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir My Beloved World at Arcadia University on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The event, sponsored by the University’s Department of Historical and Political Studies in cooperation with The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Rose and Mirror Room of the Grey Towers Castle.

The event, “Understanding ‘My Beloved World’: Historical Perspectives on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Memoir,” will explore Sotomayor’s upbringing and education in the historical context of the racial, political, and urban transformations, which have shaped her life and career. The event will feature a reception at 6:30 p.m., discussion with Drs. Sugrue and Thomas at 7 p.m., and a book signing with both Sugrue and Thomas at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, and is one of several upcoming events sponsored by The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. For more event information, contact Dr. Peter Siskind, chair of Arcadia University’s Historical and Political Studies Department, at

Later this month, Justice Sotomayor will visit Arcadia to speak to first-year students on My Beloved World, selected reading for all first-year and transfer students.


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