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 blogger at TheNation.com and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute. He is also a freelance writer and social commentator.