Understanding Policing in the 21st Century
Join Jelani Cobb and Heather McGhee for a Candid Conversation on Policing in the 21st Century
Date: Saturday, February 27
Workshop Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-readers-presents-jelani-cobb-heather-mcghee-tickets-139322337863?aff=CPLorg
About this Event
Cleveland Public Library series brings together authors, performers, journalists, activists, and educators to discuss the issues impacting our communities.
Jelani Cobb has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012 and became a staff writer in 2015. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture and won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice. He is the author of several books: The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (2015), To the Break of Dawn: a Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic (2007), and The Devil and Dave Chapelle (2007).
Heather McGhee designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America. Her upcoming book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together is now available for pre-order from One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Her 2020 TED talk, “Racism Has a Cost for Everyone” reached 1 million views in just two months online. In the coming year, she will launch two original podcasts on the economy and on how to create cross-racial solidarity in challenging times.