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New Yorker Writer Speaking At Norwalk Community College

On Oct. 6, Norwalk Community College will host a panel discussion on issues facing black Americans with author Jelani Cobb as the featured speaker.
On Oct. 6, Norwalk Community College will host a panel discussion on issues facing black Americans with author Jelani Cobb as the featured speaker. Photo Credit: Facebook

NORWALK, Conn. -- On Tuesday, Norwalk Community College will host a panel discussion on issues facing black Americans today with Jelani Cobb -- staff writer for The New Yorker magazine -- as the featured speaker.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Gen Re Forum on the NCC East Campus, 188 Richards Ave. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

Cobb is a professor of history, head of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut and author of "The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress" and "To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic." His pieces on the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. and other pertinent issues connected to race and inequalities appear regularly in The New Yorker magazine.

Books will be available for purchase and the author’s signature. The event is sponsored by the NCC English Department and the NCC Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Professor Chris Japely at cjapely@norwalk.edu.

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