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Who Gets to Define American Values?

Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of HuffPost
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
2:00-3:30 PM
Amphitheatre, fourth floor Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
Is kneeling during the national anthem a show of disrespect or a display of patriotism? Is extending a welcome to immigrants and refugees central to American ideals or a threat to them? Is the Confederate flag a symbol of heritage or racism? Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of HuffPost and 2009 Livingston Award winner, will discuss the vital role of a free press in a thriving democracy and its responsibility in the current populist moment.
Fresh off the Listen to America road trip, a 25-city bus tour to engage with people and communities that feel left out of dominant national narratives, Polgreen will address the legacy and current relevance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and engage the audience in a conversation about voice, power and participation in civil society.
Event will be live-streamed.
Co-sponsored by Wallace House, the Department of History, Department of American Culture and the Department of English Language.
A 2018 Annual U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Event
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: African American, Discussion, History, Lecture, Media, Social Impact, Women's Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Wallace House, Department of American Culture, Department of History, Department of English Language and Literature