Jan 22 2018
First Mondays Block 5: Nikole Hannah-Jones presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Katheryn Mohrman Theatre at Armstrong Hall, Colorado Springs CO

First Mondays Block 5: Nikole Hannah-Jones

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Katheryn Mohrman Theatre at Armstrong Hall

Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created — and maintains — racial segregation in housing and schools.

Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. She has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, as well as the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called "The Problem We All Live With," to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.

Her piece “Worlds Apart” in The New York Times Magazine won the 2017 National Magazine Award for “journalism that illuminates issues of national importance” as well as the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. In 2016, she was awarded a Peabody Award and George Polk Award for radio reporting for her "This American Life" story, “The Problem We All Live With.” She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, and was also named to The Root 100. Her reporting has also won Deadline Club Awards, Online Journalism Awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting, the Emerson College President’s Award for Civic Leadership, and was a previous finalist for the National Magazine Award.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public.

Email: bsoto@coloradocollege.edu

Dates & Times

2018/01/22 - 2018/01/22

Location Info

Colorado College - Katheryn Mohrman Theatre at Armstrong Hall

14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903