The Color of Our Future

Farai Chideya

Monday, 25 Feb 2008 at 8:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalist who has worked in print, television, online, and radio and is currently host of National Public Radio's News & Notes. Chideya has been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. She got her start as a researcher and reporter at Newsweek magazine. She is the author of Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans and The Color of Our Future. Chideya's newest book, Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters, shows why half of Americans are cut out of the political system - and what we can do about it.

Cosponsored By:
  • Cargill
  • Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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