Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Jelani Cobb on "The half-life of freedom: Notes on race, media and democracy"

Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press


Jelani Cobb

Date & Time

Nov 1, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT
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Rackham Auditorium
915 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI

Wallace House Presents journalist and educator Jelani Cobb, in conversation with Ford School Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, as part of the continuing series: “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press.”

Cobb’s talk looks at the historic challenges to democracy that centered around race, the impact of the media, and how this frames and informs the current moment. 

About the series: Democracy in Crisis

In Spring 2022, the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Wallace House, and Democracy & Debate launched the series “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press,” hosting four award-winning journalists to share their insights into the forces threatening and protecting American democratic structures and systems. The series - which will continue into the 2022-23 academic year - also explores the current state of journalism and the role of the press in upholding democratic institutions.

This event is presented in partnership with the Wallace House, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and U-M Democracy & Debate. 

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