Tonight was the book party for Tressie McMillan Cottom’s book, #LowerEd. The amazing Chioke I’anson took on the role of host/emcee/interviewer and set a great tone. In the video above, taken by the wonderful Judi Crenshaw, you see the tone and the vibe for the whole deal. I love that people like Chioke and Tressie can shift from really smart, intellectual talk to speaking about The Avengers at any moment.

I’m proud to call people like Tressie and Chioke and Judi (and others in attendance tonight) colleagues at VCU.