Journalist Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation 3-4 p.m. Jan. 20 as part of Everett Community College’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
Please click here for registration. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants on the day of the event.
Dr. Hill is a BET News, HuffPost Live and VH1 Live! host and Steve Charles professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He’ll discuss “Building Community in an Hour of Chaos,” focusing on concrete solutions to bring communities together.
Hill will share a bold vision of the future, where social progress and the pursuit of equality depend on listening to each other while adopting a fearless attitude toward change. His message emphasizes the importance of working across generations to promote America’s youth and rely on them to inspire future progress.
For more information on this event, please contact Kelly McCormick, Trojan Activities Board Coordinator, at email@example.com or Student LIFE Advisor, Lindsay Hudson, at 425-388-9508.
About Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
Since his days as a youth in Philadelphia, Dr. Hill has been a social justice activist and organizer. He has worked on campaigns to end the death penalty, abolish prisons and release numerous political prisoners. Ebony Magazine has named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders.
Dr. Hill has also worked in solidarity with human rights movements around the world. He is the founder and director of The People’s Education Center in Philadelphia, as well as the owner of Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books.
Hill is the author or co-author of six books: the award-winning “Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity;” “The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America;” “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond;” “Gentrifier; We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility;” and “Except For Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics.” He has also published two edited books: “Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility;” and “Schooling Hip-Hop: New Directions in Hip-Hop Based Education.”
Dr. Hill earned a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics and education in the United States.