Evening Events

Thursday, April 8th – The Age of Obama: Fear and Anxiety Toward Race in a Post-Racial Society

Upon the election of Barack Obama, the media proclaimed the US to be a “post-racial” society. But are we? Is the hostility & vehemence directed at the President and his policies racially based, as Jimmy Carter suggested? And can a country that still suffers from race-based disparity & injustice be considered post-racial, regardless of who sits in the oval office? This panel will look at the current state of race in this country, as seen through the public discourse of politics, protest & punditry.

Event will feature Salim Muwakkil (senior editor of In These Times/WVON personality), Paul Street (frequent contributor to ZMag), and Stan West (Columbia College “Culture, Race and Media” Instructor, former personality on WVON)

6:30 pm, Film Row Cinema (8th floor)
1104 S. Wabash Building in downtown Chicago

Friday, April 9th – A Keynote Conversation with Greg Palast

Hosted  by “This is Hell” Host Chuck Mertz

Greg Palast is a guerrilla journalist, blogger, author, filmmaker and muckraker extraordinaire. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Armed Madhouse” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” His work can be seen & heard on the BBC, The Observer, Democracy Now, and many other outlets. Join Chuck Mertz as he interviews Palast, the man Katherine Harris called “Twisted and maniacal” – very high praise indeed!

Visit GregPalast.com for more information and if you do not regularly listen to “This is Hell,” tune in every Saturday morning at 9 am CT.

Event begins at 6:30 pm in Film Row Cinema (8th floor) of the 1104 S. Wabash Building in downtown Chicago


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