Northwestern Events Calendar

Jan
24
2022

MLK Dream Week Commemoration 2022 Keynote featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones

When: Monday, January 24, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion  

Group: Diversity and Inclusion

Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of Instiutional Diversity and Inclusion

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Academic

Description:

Evanston MLK Dream Week Commemoration 2022 Keynote featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
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Nikole Hannah-Jones will participate in a conversation with Charles Whitaker, dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

The Northwestern University Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week Commemoration Keynote will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah Jones.  Hannah-Jones is an investigative reporter covering racial injustice and creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project. Published in 2019, the 1619 Project commemorated the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in what would become the United States, examined slavery’s modern legacy, and reframed the way Americans understand history and the contributions of Black Americans to the nation. Hannah-Jones lead essay was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship program for increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color.

Learn more about the work of Nikole Hannah-Jones.

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