A virtual talk, panel, and audience Q&A with Nikole Hannah-Jones, presented by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication as the 2021 Robert and Mabel Ruhl Lecture. This event is free, but registration is required.
February 19, 5:30–7 p.m. MST
About the program
Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative journalist for the New York Times and creator of “The 1619 Project,” will participate in a discussion with University of Oregon faculty and students as well as an audience Q&A about:
•The lasting legacy of Black enslavement on the nation
•Why we must remain vigilant in the vital fight against racial inequality
•Our ethical imperative to reassess longstanding narratives
•The journalistic process and the role of journalists in a democracy
About Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a 2020 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Genius grant, winner of the National Book Award, and New York Times Magazine staff writer. She has received a Peabody Award, a George Polk Award for radio reporting, and the National Magazine Award for journalism that illuminates issues of national importance. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and received the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting as well as the Emerson College President’s Award for Civic Leadership.
About the Event
The 2021 Robert and Mabel Ruhl Lecture is sponsored by the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and co-sponsored by the UO Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Common Reading program, and Student Services and Enrollment Management. The annual Ruhl Lecture brings the most influential voices in mass communication to campus.