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Friday, September 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
A Community Forum on Race and Justice – SOLD OUT!

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Kick off the 2017 Festival with a free, open-to-the-public community forum on race and justice in America. This event will be hosted by the Tribune's Evan Smith and will feature MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and civil rights activist and organizer DeRay Mckesson.

The event is free to attend, but an RSVP is requested. RSVP for this event here.

Presented by The Texas Tribune and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Supported by the Austin Community College District.

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Evan Smith

CEO of The Texas Tribune
Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. Previously Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief. He also hosts Overheard with Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally.

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Chris Hayes

Host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes
Hayes has served as host of All In since 2013 and works as editor-at-large of The Nation. He has written on a variety of political and social issues, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Time and The Guardian. Most recently, Hayes authored the New York Times... Read More →
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist within the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began speaking out against police violence during the August 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. and has since amassed a large online following. In 2015, Mckesson... Read More →

Friday September 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
KLRU's Studio 6A