Exploring African American women as a potent force within American politics, culture, and society, this new series serves as a platform where visionary black female leaders can discuss their work and how the country might move forward in these complicated times. We begin with higher education, welcoming two high-profile college presidents-Valerie Smith of Swarthmore and Karol Mason of John Jay-for the first of these important dialogues. Moderated by Robert Reid-Pharr, distinguished professor of English at the GC and director of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean.

April 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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The event is free and open to the public.