Brandon Stanton of “Humans of New York” speaking at UNCW


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man who created “Humans of New York” is coming to UNCW.

As founder of the popular street portrait blog, Brandon Stanton features stories of people sharing personal experiences. He will open UNCW’s 2017-18 Leadership Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the Burney Center.

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Stanton’s work has spawned two best-selling books, Humans of New York, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and Humans of New York: Stories, released in 2015.

On stage, he shares his own personal story and the perspective he has gained since embarking on the journey to help others tell their own stories.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNCW Department of Communication Studies, Sociology and Criminology, the Counseling Center, Centro Hispano, Student Government Association, the Association for Campus Entertainment, Student Media and the Office of International Programs.

The event is free to all UNCW students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for those with a Military I.D. Tickets are available the evening of the event in the Burney Lobby or can be purchased in advance at Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room or online.