Past Event

The Politics of Race

5:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

Due to overwhelming demand, this event has reached capacity and we can no longer accept RSVPs.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the politics of race. Our panel will focus on how has the Obama presidency has shaped discussions on race. We will explore the lessons learned; discuss the path forward and the impact race has on policy; and consider what the role of thought leaders, activists, and philanthropists should be in ensuring that progress on this issue continues to grow and not disappear.

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama
Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General; partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Jelani Cobb, author, The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress; contributor, The New Yorker; Professor of journalism, Columbia University

Michele Norris, Founding Director, The Race Card Project; Former Host, NPR’s All Things Considered