The Forgotten Origins of Consequences of Race in America

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The Forgotten Origins of Consequences of Race in America

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Forgotten Origins of Consequences of Race in America

DATE: January 16, 2018

TIME: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Stewart Theater, Talley Student Union

Ben Jealous

Speaker: Benjamin Jealous, Civil and Human Rights Leader, Former NAACP President, Venture Capitalist and Author


Renowned activist, civil rights leader and community organizer, Benjamin Jealous outlines what it will take to secure true equality for all Americans and to empower the next generation to lead toward a better future.

The former president and CEO of the NAACP, Benjamin served as the youngest president in its history. Under his leadership and through various initiatives, he led the association to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well as the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Now affiliated with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, Benjamin continues to further the goal of growing opportunities for minorities in the tech economy.

During his dynamic and rousing speeches, Benjamin exposes the ways in which our country’s history of racial inequality continues, offering a powerful and empowering narrative that encourages individuals to contribute to making lasting change. Drawing from real-life stories from his efforts and the struggles of others, he rallies audiences to continue working for progress.

This event is sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.


January 16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


College of Design


Stewart Theater
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695
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