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Jeff Chang in conversation with Sarah J. Jackson: We Gon’ Be Alright

Join us for a conversation about the intersection of race, art, civil rights, and the socio-political forces that guide the hip-hop generation with Jeff Chang and Northeastern’s Dr. Sarah Jackson (Communication Studies).

“Culture moves before politics,” says Jeff Chang, who writes on art, multiculturalism, and racial progress in post-civil rights America with the sweeping authority of the best social historians.

Jeff Chang has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” and by the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” Chang serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

After 2016’s unrest and tragedy – in Dallas, Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and across the U.S. – how can our communities heal? And given the new administration, what can we expect for race relations in a changing, polarized America?  Jeff’s newest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregationtakes a wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Jeff is co-founder of CultureStr/ke and ColorLines and is currently the Executive Director of the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts.