Friday, August 26, 2011

Holy Frack! National Center for Civil and Human Rights partners with CNN & Emory to host series of "CNN Dialogues"

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:07 AM

So Say We Olmos
  • So Say We Olmos

Though groundbreaking for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is not scheduled to begin until sometime later this year, the Center itself has been busy assembling a dynamic slate of public programs, in partnership with some of the region's premier institutions.

First, came the announcement of a unique partnership with the Beltline and Central Atlanta Progress to showcase a four week series of Films That Matter.

Yesterday, the Center announced another bold partnership with CNN and James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference of Emory University called "CNN Dialogues", a series of what CEO Doug Shipman calls "significant and important discussions in a town hall format."

The first, on Wednesday August 31, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at The Cecil B. Day Chapel of The Carter Center focuses on "The 2010 Census and the New America," moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Featured panelists:
Heidi Durrow (author)
Yul Kwon (reality show winner and PBS host)
Kris Marsh (sociologist and academic)
Dana White (urban studies professor)...and...

wait for it...

Edward James Frackin' Olmos (actor and activist, known to readers of this column simply as Commander Adama)

Admission to the Town Hall is $25 and tickets can be purchased here:
https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/EMR/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=77071

Dialogues continue throughout the year. A complete line-up is here:
http://www.jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/update/sub-cnn.htm

October 13: "Social Media: Are We Living in the Now?"
December (TBA): "Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance?"

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