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The Forum with Jeff Chang: Notes on Race and Resegregation

October 14, 2018

9:30 am

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation.

About the conversation

Jeff Chang, with moderator Malcolm Young, will talk about cultural equity and justice in the arts sector, the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the unexamined condition of our time — resegregation.

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About the guest

Jeff Chang is the Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture for the leading racial justice organization Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, and most recently served as Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Chang is a critically acclaimed, award-winning journalist and author and has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts and music. His latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation was named Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.” He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero and by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” His next project is a biography of Bruce Lee.

Jeff Chang’s Website

On We Gon’ Be Alright

On our visual culture shift

On inequality and culture

About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.

About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Location

Gresham Hall

Tickets

Free and open to all

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