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Michael Eric Dyson on the Black Presidency
Michael Eric Dyson on the Black Presidency

Photo: Nina Subin

Monday, February 8 | 6–7 PM
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
77 W. Washington St. | Chicago, IL | 60602
  • Members: $9
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

Michael Eric Dyson is one of our nation’s premier intellectuals and a staunch defender of civil discourse. Nowhere is this more evident than in his keen-eyed view of the Obama presidency. By turns heralding and lambasting, Dyson follows the President’s navigation of race and racism in America—including the national crisis spawned by the traumatic killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and others. Now with his long-awaited book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson returns to Chicago to discuss the meaning of America’s first black presidency. Dyson will be joined in conversation by Laura Washington, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and political analyst for ABC-7 Chicago.

A book signing will follow this program. Pre-order your copy of The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America at a 20% discount through the CHF box office for pickup at the program. Book buyers receive a free CHF tote bag.

Join us after the event for a Talk Back session to share your thoughts on race and politics in today's America.

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