Franklin College will host the first lecture in its 2019-20 Convocation Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center, kicking off the college’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. The lecture, titled “How to Be an Adult,” will be presented by Julie Lythcott-Haims, M.F.A., J.D.
Lythcott-Haims is a former Stanford University dean and New York Times best-selling author of the book How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto. Her second book, Real American, is an award-winning prose poetry memoir that illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. She will preview her forthcoming book on adulting, which she says is “one part having to, one part wanting to and one part knowing how.” The lecture is described as a frank, funny and compassionate conversation about supporting Millennials and Gen Z-ers in being the adults we all need them to be.
This lecture is generously underwritten by the Tillman Lecture Fund, established by 1970 Franklin College alumnus and Board of Trustees member Doug Tillman. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lythcott-Haims will be on campus for three days, lecturing in classrooms, conducting seminars and participating in informal discussions with students as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.
Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.