Color of Education: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Penn Pavilion at Duke University

107 Union Drive, Durham, NC 27710

The Public School Forum of North Carolina, Duke Policy Bridge and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University will host the first in a series of annual summits and convenings focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina under the banner “Color of Education” on October 2nd in Durham. (Twitter: #ColorOfEducation). The kick-off event will feature award-winning New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. The ticketed event is sold out but is open to media to cover.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate school alumnus and former (Raleigh) News & Observer reporter. She was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform” and for her reporting on racial resegregation in our schools. This is the latest honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and, in 2017, a National Magazine Award for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city. Nikole’s talks explore the important roles schools play in their communities, how they’re affected by their surrounding neighborhoods, and how seeing race from the lens of education tells a whole new story of inequality in America.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Keith Poston
Public School Forum of North Carolina
919-781-6833 x105

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