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Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at Auraria Event Center May 2

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will address students, faculty and the community at an event co-hosted by MSU Denver the evening of May 2 at the Auraria Event Center.

MSU Denver students as well as UCD and CCD students will be given the opportunity to get their tickets for this free event April 1-4 before it opens to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees should plan to arrive at least a half-hour early to allow time for security screening and entry. Tickets and information will be available on a website that is to be launched this week:

Sotomayor, the first Latina and third female Supreme Court Justice, is expected to discuss her recently released memoir, �My Beloved World.�

MSU Denver Deputy Provost Luis Torres will moderate the presentation along with Polly Baca, the first woman to chair the Democratic caucus of the Colorado House of Representatives and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Colorado State Senate.

As part of the program, a representative from the University�s Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership will present Sotomayor with its leadership award. Established in 1998 marking the centennial of Meir�s birth, the award covers public affairs and the arts. Sotomayor will be the second Supreme Court Justice to receive the Meir Award; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the recipient in 2002.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Colorado and the West at the Auraria Library.

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