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The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today

Tuesday, 2/2/2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Virtual Presentation

In this virtual program, acclaimed historian and journalist Jelani Cobb will break down the complex dynamics of race and racism in America—relating the country's history of inequality to today’s issues. Cobb will tell us why he believes the levers of justice are in our hands, and how we can move them in the direction we see fit.

FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration is required.


A long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, Cobb wrote a series of articles about race, injustice, and the police; for which he received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism. He also teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic.

Headshot of Jelani Cobb on event poster.