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Dissent: Speaking Up, Speaking Back, Speaking Black

April 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way

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Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join African & African American studies for our 15th Annual St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture: "Dissent: Speaking Up, Speaking Back, Speaking Black." This year's event features a panel conversation among four highly celebrated journalists and activists who will explore matters of racial and gender justice, electoral organizing, and the politics of media activism.  Panelists include: Jemele Hill, former anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter, host of His & Hers, and contributor to; Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist and special correspondent for PBS NewsHour and NPR; April Ryan, CNN policy analyst and former White House correspondent; and DeJuana Thompson, founder of #WokeVote, Think Rubix, and former National African-American outreach director for the DNC.

Event Sponsor: 
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, American Studies Program, Humanities Center, Department of Communication, African & African American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Sociology Department, ASSU Speakers Bureau,...
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