Who We Are: Race and Politics
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021, 5 – 6:30PM
This is a virtual event!
Please register here: https://furman.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pa_416lCSyuHeWcwlouiNw
Thomas Chatterton Williams and Michael Brendan Dougherty will be visiting campus virtually for a conversation on identity and belonging. Both speakers recently wrote memoirs that deal with relevant topics (race, identity, and nationalism). Brent Nelsen (POL) will introduce the event. The first 45-minute segment will involve the speakers in a moderated panel discussion about the ways that our complex identities can affect the way we see the world, both positively and negatively. The moderator for this segment will be Evan Myers. A Q&A segment will follow the panel discussion. All questions will be written in the Q&A function of Zoom.
Thomas Chatterton Williams is an American cultural critic and author. He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, a columnist at Harpers, and a board member at the America Academy in Berlin and the Einstein Forum. His most recent memoir, “Self-Portrait in Black and White : Unlearning Race” has been praised as “a reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves.” Michael Brendan Dougherty is a senior writer at National Review Online. His writing frequently focuses on American political thought, but his most recent memoir, “My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home” has been described as a “beautiful, gut-wrenching memoir of Irish identity, fatherhood, and what we owe to the past.” Evan Myers (’21) (moderator) is the editor-in-chief of the Paladin and the host of the podcast ZoomUni.