Symposium on the State of Race

Posted by Amy Garmer on May 17, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Public libraries play an important role in providing safe, neutral spaces for difficult conversations about issues of and related to race and ethnicity in American society. To learn more about the state of race in America and engage in a national conversation with resonance for your own community, join the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, in association with Comcast NBCUniversal, on May 24th for a discussion about new attitudes, opportunities and challenges for and about people of color in 21st century America. The Symposium will explore individual, cultural, institutional and structural causes of racial problems, looking towards new and viable solutions. Public discussions will explore two main themes: racial hate speech and the first amendment, and whether political candidates rely too much, or not enough, on people of color in building their platform and campaigns. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Marc Lamont Hill, Host of HuffPost Live and BET News, and Political Contributor, CNN

Chuck Rochas, Political Strategist and President, Solidarity Strategies

Kamilah Prince, National Director of African American Engagement, Republican National Committee (RNC)

For more information about the Symposium, or to RSVP (preferably by May 18), visit:

View the agenda here.

If you cannot attend in person, be sure to follow the Symposium on Twitter @aspencs and join the discussion at #stateofrace.



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