Date and Time
Jun 12, 2021 6:30 pm
14th & V
Busboys and Poets invites you to The Salon, an intimate discussion between Nikole Hannah-Jones (Creator of the landmark 1619 Project), Michael Eric Dyson (Author and Professor), Michel Martin (Weekend Host of All Things Considered) and Andy Shallal (Founder of Busboys and Poets.)
Salons have long been a space where people from all social classes, artists, and thought provocateurs come together to discuss ideas and increase their knowledge through conversation. Many believe the Parisian Salons served as ground zero for the ideas present in the Declaration of Independence. We can think of no better avenue to discuss the lasting implications of the 1619 Project on the concept of American democracy.
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the four hundredth anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It is led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, along with New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Ilena Silverman, and Caitlin Roper.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, for her work on educational inequality. She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia University. In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization geared toward increasing the number of investigative reporters of color.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson - distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and of Ethics and Society, Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University--is one of America's premier public intellectuals and the author of seven New York Times bestsellers including JAY-Z, Tears We Cannot Stop, and What Truth Sounds Like, and most recently Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America . A contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, Dr. Dyson is a recipient of two NAACP Image awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former president Barack Obama has noted: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison."
Michel Martin - Emmy-winning veteran journalist Michel Martin is the weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and former host of “Tell Me More.” Her previous credits include ABC News, Nightline, covering politics for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, serving as a regular panelist on Washington Week and This Week with George Stephanopoulos and a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers. Martin has received numerous honors, including the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.
Andy Shallal is an artist, social entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Busboys and Poets, a restaurant group where art, culture and politics intentionally collide over mindfully sourced food, drinks, books and event programming. With seven, soon to be eight locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Busboys and Poets has become a home for progressives, artists, creatives and intellectuals, including such notables as Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and the late Howard Zinn.
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