Storytelling and Book Signing: Julia Dinsmore


Julia Dinsmore, author of MY NAME IS CHILD OF GOD...NOT "THOSE PEOPLE," shares her personal experiences of poverty and homelessness.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Free and Open to the Public


O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium

Julia Dinsmore

Julia Dinsmore

In this event, author Julia Dinsmore shares her first-person perspective of poverty and homelessness. This personal and provocative look at poverty in America is shaped around the author's own engaging stories, song lyrics, and poems, including the well-known "Call Me Child of God ... Not 'Those People'." The story of her growing up in a large Irish Catholic working-class family in Minneapolis draws together the experiences of living in poverty, the role of the church and music in her life, and the many remarkable people who populated her life and the lives of her family.

Dinsmore describes economic hardship and social challenges as being as "regular as the turning seasons in my coming up years," and refers to her life in poverty as the "soil of my art." Through her stories and reflections, she puts a face on poverty and challenges readers to answer God's call to respond to poverty and its effects.

Immediately after her reading and storytelling, Dinsmore will sign copies of her book. 

This event is sponsored by Students for Justice and Peace in collaboration with the Diversity Activities Board, the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors, and the Departments of English, Justice and Peace, and American Culture and Difference.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.