By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, will receive the John Steinbeck Award at an event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in SJSU’s Morris Dailey Auditorium.
Maddow will appear in conversation with KGO host Pat Thurston. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seating is $25. General admission balcony seating is $20 ($15 for students). Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster and the SJSU Event Center box office.
The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, located within the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, is the only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to John Steinbeck’s life and work. The center promotes Steinbeck’s goals of empathy and understanding by supporting education, inquiry and the literary arts.
The Steinbeck Award: “In the Souls of the People” is given annually to honor an artist, thinker or activist who has made a significant contribution to causes that matter to the common person.