Please join political journalists and thought leaders Gwen Ifill (Managing Editor, Washington Week, and Senior Correspondant, PBS’s The Newshour with Jim Lehrer), Michele Norris (Host, NPR’s All Things Considered), & Dr. Bill Baker (President Emeritas, WNET, and Claudio Aquaviva Chair and Journalist-in-Residence at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education) on February 18, 2010, at 8:00 pm for:
Enter the Conversation:
Race in the Age of Obama
Enter the Conversation is part of an ongoing series of programs at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine focused on civic engagement as a means of empowering individuals to be agents of positive social change.
The 2008 Presidental campaign and the landmark election of Barack Obama forever changed the discussion of race in America. From Senator Reid’s recent controversial remarks, to former Governor Blagojevich saying he is “blacker than Barack Obama,” the conversation on race in politics remains at the forefront of American consciousness. Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker will field a far reaching dialogue ranging fom the mainstream to the hidden conversations on race that are rarely discussed in public arenas.
Please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/ for more information and to purchase tickets ($15). Tickets can also be purchased by calling 866-811-4111.