COLOR OF EDUCATION 2018: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikole Hannah-Jones has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created-and maintains-racial segregation in housing and schools. Throughout her time at New York Times Magazine, her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America have offered a compelling case for addressing racial injustice and equity. She was named a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for "reshaping national conversations around education reform" and for her reporting on racial re-segregation in our schools. This is her latest honor in a growing list of notable accolades including a Peabody, a Polk Award, and, in 2017, a National Magazine Award for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.
Cosponsored by Duke Policy Bridge, the Cook Center for Social Equity, and the Public School Forum of NC, "An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones" is the inaugural event of their upcoming Color of Education annual summit, a statewide convening on race and education in North Carolina. In 2019 and beyond, "Color of Education" (#ColorofEducation) will evolve into a yearly, day-long summit of workshops and conversations that bring together educators, policymakers, national experts and other key stakeholders focused on achieving racial equity in education.