Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Seminar (Trinity Church Wall Street)
March 11 @ 6 p.m. ET
Event Title
Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Nikole Hannah-Jones
When does it start?
03/11/2021 @ 6 p.m. ET
When does it end?
03/11/2021 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Event Host
Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY
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Event Details

March 11, 2021, 6-7:30pm EST, Online

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, a long-form and ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine named for the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in America. The 1619 Project features a series of essays and images on the relationship between slavery and everything from social infrastructure to the arts. Through her investigative work, Hannah-Jones examines the racial inequities in housing and education in particular. She has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act. In a conversation moderated by the Rev. Winnie Varghese, Hannah-Jones will discuss racial inequity in America, punctuated by the current political firestorm that threatens funding cuts to schools that use The 1619 Project as curriculum. Join us on Thursday, March 11, at 6pm EST for this critical conversation about our nation’s past and future.

About Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: She is the creator of The New York Times Magazine’s The 1619 Project about the history and lasting legacy of American slavery, for which her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She’s also won a Peabody, two George Polk awards, and the National Magazine Awards three times. Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the Black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting with the goal of increasing the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her B.A. in History and African American studies from the University of Notre Dame.

About Winnie Varghese
The Rev. Winnie Varghese is a priest at Trinity Church Wall Street. Before coming to Trinity, Rev. Varghese was the rector of St. Mark’s in the Bowery, a historic Episcopal congregation in New York City. From 2003-2009, she served as the Episcopal Chaplain at Columbia University. From 1999-2003, she served as the curate at St. Alban’s, Westwood, and Episcopal Chaplain to UCLA. She graduated from the Union Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1999) and Southern Methodist University (B.A. Religious Studies 1994). She is the author of Church Meets World; editor of What We Shall Become; and author of numerous articles and chapters on social justice and the church.

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