On October 4, 2011, twenty-seven KUWP Teacher-Consultants, supporters from the external community, and KUWP staff enjoyed a visit with poet, writer, and activist Luis Rodriguez. Part of the University's Issues 2011 Series, the event coincided with the release of the author's newly-released provocative memoir, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. Participants enjoyed lunch with the author as well as his moving presentation about his life and work, and they each received a signed copy of the aforementioned work. (See the flyer on the event.)
On visiting Kean after New York City, Luis Rodriguez, on his blog, wrote:
"The next day, I traveled to Kean University in New Jersey to address more than 500 students, faculty, administrators, teachers in the National Writing Center, and community. What a great audience I had—they were engaged and their questions were right on."