Eric Deggans to visit CSUN

Eric Deggans, journalist and author, will speak at the Valley Performing Arts Center Wednesday.

Author of “Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation,” Deggans will discuss his book and answer questions.

Deggans will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. in lecture room 181 of the VPAC.

Deggans is a media critic for the St. Petersburg Times in Tampa Bay, Fla. and is chair of the National Association of Black Journalists Media Mentoring Committee.

He has written articles for “Rolling Stone,” “Chicago Tribune” and “VIBE Magazine” as a music critic and has taught at Loyola Marymount and Columbia University.