Boston University to Host Reception and Reading with Author Katherine Butler Jones

in Events, SSW News Releases
February 25th, 2014

“’Deeper Roots’ means deeper knowledge. It is the result of my journey of discovery” 

Katherine Butler Jones

Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey

The School of Social Work is pleased to announce a reception, reading and book signing with author, educator and social activist Katherine Butler Jones. The event will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in SSW Conant Lounge, 264 Bay State Road, Boston. (Dr. Jones is the wife of Dean Emeritus Hubie Jones.)

A vivid, captivating storyteller, Dr. Jones will be reading from her new memoir, Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey. Inspired by her great grandparents’ marriage certificate, Dr. Butler Jones’ memoir traces her family’s ancestry. Connecting each tale with a historical lesson, Dr. Butler Jones emphasizes the importance of knowing one’s history and connecting to the larger world.

“We are honored to host Dr. Jones, a dear friend of the School of Social Work,” said Boston University’s School of Social Work’s Dean Gail Steketee, PhD. “Her thoughtful and compelling work is inspirational and informative.”

For more information about Dr. Butler Jones and a Deeper Roots: An American Odyssey excerpt, please visit The reception is a complimentary event. Space is limited; advanced registration is recommended. Please RSVP by March 14 to For more information, please call 617-353-3750.

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