Beyond Buzzwords: America Reckons with Racism: A Conversation with Michael Eric Dyson
October 13, 2020 9:00 am — October 13, 2020 10:15 am
Join Metro United Way and Park Community Credit Union for a virtual event featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an award-winning author, a widely celebrated Georgetown University Professor of Sociology, a New York Times contributing opinion writer with a full editor salary, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he is also an ordained Baptist minister and is a highly sought after public speaker.
Dr. Dyson is an author of more than 20 books, including bestselling volumes on Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, 2Pac, Marvin Gaye, Bill Cosby and Barack Obama. His New York Times bestselling Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, was called by the New York Times,” one of the most frank and searing discussions on race…a deeply serious and urgent book.” His The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Kirkus Prize and his Jay Z: Made In America, made it to the New York Times bestsellers list one week after its release.
A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dr. Dyson earned a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton, and has also taught at Brown, Columbia, the University of North Carolina, DePaul University and the University of Pennsylvania. Dyson has lectured across the country, and around the world, in colleges and universities, public theaters and auditoriums, and for many corporations and unions.
Beyond Buzz Words is a Metro United Way speaker series on diversity, equity and inclusion that is designed to provide thoughtful and meaningful discussions about important topics that promote thinking as well as personal and institutional application. Please join us for the third event of the series.
Beyond Buzz Words is a Metro United Way speaker series on diversity, equity and inclusion that is designed to provide thoughtful and meaningful discussions about important topics that promote thinking as well as personal and institutional application. Please join us for the second event of the series.
Virtual Event via Zoom