Join Nation Institute Knobler fellow and New York Times bestseller Mychal Denzel Smith at The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) for a panel dicussion on the themes of his new book: How do you learn to be a black man in America? This is the question at the heart of the Nation writer's celebrated new memoir, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education.
With power and poignancy, Smith chronicles his own personal and political education in America, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that has denied his humanity. Smith will moderate a roundtable discussion of the book's themes with activists Alexis Coe, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, and Rembert Browne.
This event is co-sponsored by The Nation Institute, Nation Books, and The New School.
Location: The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Rembert Browne is a writer for New York Magazine who primarily focuses on pop culture, politics and sports. Previously Browne wrote for Grantland.
Alexis Taines Coe is an award-winning American historian. She co-hosts the new Audible series, "Presidents Are People, Too!" and wrote the narrative history book, Alice+Freda Forever. She is a consultant on the movie adaptation, currently in production. Alexis is now at work on her second book, a biography on George Washington, to be published by Viking/Penguin in 2018.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an American artist, activist, and freelance illustrator.
Mychal Denzel Smith
Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer at The Nation, a blogger at TheNation.com, and an Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, published in 2016 by Nation Books. Smith is also a freelance writer and social commentator. His work on race, politics, social justice, pop culture, hip hop, mental health, feminism, and black male identity has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian, Ebony, The Grio, The Root, The Huffington Post, and GOOD magazine.