https://www.facinghistory.org/calendar/c2020nat6-seeing-unseen-pursuing-equity-during-covid-19 Online event
Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Amid these unprecedented times, we recognize that coming together as a community is as important as ever. We invite you to gather your family, grab some snacks, and join the Facing History community for a special series of engaging and thought-provoking online conversations about what it means to face history now.
For the second conversation in this series, award-winning writer for The New Yorker Dr. Jelani Cobb will join us to discuss how the inequities now laid bare reveal our history of devaluing our fellow citizens - nurses, grocery store clerks, transportation workers, teachers - who we now acknowledge as heroes on the frontlines of this pandemic. Through this lens, we will explore how Facing History empowers young people to grapple with the role they play in creating a truly equitable society.
Dr Jelani Cobb is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the Ira P. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. Dr. Cobb received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for his New Yorker columns, and was praised for combining “the strengths of an on-the-scene reporter, a public intellectual, a teacher, a vivid writer, a subtle moralist, and an accomplished professional historian.”
We are pleased to host the conversation series on the ON24 Platform. Live captioning will be provided during this event, which takes place at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT.