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Dissent: Speaking Up, Speaking Back, Speaking Black

April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Jemele Hill
DeJuana Thompson
April Ryan

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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 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; 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, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Haas Center for Public Service, Black Community Services Center
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