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Journalist Farai Chideya to speak Oct. 20 at University of Chicago

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Farai Chideya

Who: Farai Chideya, a host of National Public Radio’s “News and Notes with Ed Gordon”.

What: A public lecture, “Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for Black Empowerment.” The lecture will be moderated by Christopher M. Rabb, Founder/Chief Evangelist, Afro-Netizen. Afro-Netizen's mission is "to inform, inspire and engage afro-netizens and the communities they touch.”

When: Thursday, October 20, 7-9 p.m.

Where: International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St.

Media contact: William Harms at 773-702-8356,

The lecture is organized by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. Farai Chedeya is an award-winning journalist who is the author of numerous books and articles on race and politics in America. She has been a correspondent for ABC News, and anchored the prime time program “Pure Oxygen” on the Oxygen women’s channel. In addition to hosting NPR’s “News and Notes with Ed Gordon, she contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox. MSNBC and BET. She is currently a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
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