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UM School of Journalism and New Media partners with Center for the Study of Southern Culture to welcome Jelani Cobb Oct. 19

Posted on: October 9th, 2020 by ldrucker

The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media is partnering with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture for several upcoming events with Jelani Cobb Monday, Oct. 19.

Cobb is an American writer, author and educator. The Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, Cobb was previously an associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Most sessions are open to students, but all require some form of registration. Alumna Brittany Brown will moderate the session for students.

2 p.m. Monday, October 19 – Discussion Session with Jelani Cobb for UM Faculty, Staff, and Administrators. This event will be facilitated by Dr. Norris “EJ” Edney, III, director of the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement. You must register for this event.

3:30 p.m. Monday, October 19 – Discussion Session with Jelani Cobb for UM Students and Graduate Students. This session will be facilitated by Brittany M. Brown, a Southern Studies graduate student and graduate assistant with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. You must register for this event.

During each one-hour session attendees will have an opportunity to ask Cobb questions. Facilitators will open each session with a few questions.

5 p.m. Monday, October, 19 – Jelani Cobb will give his talk, “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America.” Attendees must register to receive the event link on that Monday morning. Register using the SouthTalks general registration form.

For assistance related to accessibility or general questions, please email Afton Thomas at amthoma4@olemiss.edu or call at 662-915-3363.

Click this link to access the registration form for the events.

Read past and current columns by Jelani Cobb published by The New Yorker here.