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University of Dayton – Speaker Series
January 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m. Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker. The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today.” Jelani Cobb is a faculty member at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he has penned a remarkable series of articles about race, the police and injustice. His lecture is an up to the moment meditation on the complex dynamics of race in America. Cobb speaks with passion and authority. He inspires audiences to work toward a dream of equity-of genuine democracy. He shows us that not only are the levers of justice in our hands, but that we can move them in the direction we see fit. He reminds us that the only obstacle holding us back is the comforting illusion that we’ve already achieved our goals. A book signing will immediately follow his talk. For more information in Mr. Cobb visit http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/jelani-cobb. For additional information or special accommodations, please contact the office of the provost at 937-229-2245 or visit our website at http://www.go.udayton.edu/speakerseries. COST: FREE Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom