Author Event: John Koelsch "Ubuntu"

John Koelsch will present his new book Ubuntu - A Treatise on Fixing the Fractured State of American Governance Saturday, February 22 at 1 pm. In the book, Koelsch offers his perspective on the "only peaceful avenue available to allow us to alter the course of our government." "Ubuntu" is a Nguni Bantu term that can be translated as "I am because we are."

Koelsch earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Kentucky and a master's in public administration at the University of Tennessee  He worked in the public sector for more than 30 years and served as a U.S. Army Infantry Combat Platoon Leader in Vietnam in 1968. Koelsch received a Bronze Star with "V" Device for Valor, two Purple Hearts, and a Combat Infantryman's Badge. In 2015 he was awarded the Meringoff Award for Non Fiction from the Association of Literary Scholars Critics and Writers.

Admission is free; books will be available for purchase at the event. 



Event date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
112 Market Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011