Northwestern University

Thu 7:00 PM

A Conversation with Lena Waithe

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, Ryan Auditorium, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Ben Zimmermann  

Group: Contemporary Thought Speaker Series

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Northwestern's Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, MultiCultural Filmmakers Collective, the Northwestern University Women Filmmakers Alliance, and Rainbow Alliance is excited to announce:

A Conversation with Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor, known for starring in and writing for Netflix's "Master of None". Waithe won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode "Thanksgiving", becoming the first African American woman to win the award.

Currently, Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime television show “The Chi,” which follows the lives of five African-American men of various ages on the South Side of Chicago. Vox described “The Chi” as “an empathetic love letter to the South Side of Chicago, the place she grew up that has become a frequent target of oblivious disdain.”

Waithe will participate in a conversation moderated by Zina Camblin, a lecturer in the department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University.

Ticketing Information:

While admission is FREE, tickets will be required for entry. Tickets will be available online through Eventbrite. This event is only open to members of the Northwestern community, including students, faculty, and staff.

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