past event
Racial Equity

Symposium on the State of Race in America

Update: Compete video coverage of this event is available here.

The Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America explores the opportunities and challenges for people of color in 21st century America.  It will consider how the country has made progress on the racial front, examine why familiar race-related problems persist, and identify the newest generation of racial issues that emerge from the new multi-racial reality. The dialogue will touch on individual, cultural, institutional and structural causes of racial issues, looking towards new and viable solutions within the context of the home, workplace, school and the public sphere. More information can be found here.

Panelists include:

  • Donna Brazile, managing director, Brazile & Associates LLC
  • Donna Byrd, publisher, The Root
  • Mona Eltahawy, columnist
  • Sunil Garg, president, Exelon Power, Exelon Corporation
  • Will Griffin, chief executive officer, Hip Hop on Demand
  • Jane Junn, professor of political science, University of Southern California
  • Daisy Khan, executive director, American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
  • Spike Lee, founder, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
  • Julianne Malveaux, president, Bennett College
  • Janet MurguĂ­a, president, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • Al Sharpton, president, National Action Network
  • Michael Steele, former chairman, Republican National Committee

Moderators will be Juan Williams, Fox News, and Richard Liu, MSNBC.

The Twitter hashtag for this event is #stateofrace. More information, including the agenda, is available here.

Please note: This event is invitation-only.

Event information
Mon Apr 11, 2011
12:00am - 12:00am GMT+0000
The Newseum
Washington, DC, United States