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Racial Equity

Sliding Backward? Jeff Chang’s Notes on Race & Resegregation

Jeff Chang has chronicled contemporary American experiences of arts, culture, race, and politics in books like Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, his history of hip-hop, and Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America. As director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford and the co-founder of CultureSt/ke and ColorLines, he is at the forefront of these issues as they affect our arts and culture. In his newest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation (out 9/13), Chang examines recent tragedies and protests and “some of the ways we have slid back toward segregation…in our neighborhoods and schools, our colleges and universities, even in the culture.” Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart will speak with Chang about his book and his work at Stanford, where the Institute of Diversity in the Arts seeks to “create, support, and advance powerful, collaborative, and transformative arts practice and arts leadership.”

The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series is made possible with the generous support of the Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

Event information
Mon Sep 19, 2016
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC