Join Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute for a community conversation with award-winning author, Wesley Lowery. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Amasa Stone Chapel.
Many in the nation cheered the election of Barack Obama and the significance it meant for racial progress in the United States. But as Lowery explains in his New York Times Bestseller American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress, President Obama’s election also led to increased instances of racial violence. He draws a direct line between the rise of white power in America and the election of Donald Trump. Utilizing his background and skills as a journalist, Lowery analyzes the effects of white supremacy through a historical and present day lens–all while searching for a way forward.
Lowery, a Shaker Heights, Ohio, native, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who previously worked for The Washington Post. He is currently a contributing editor at The Marshall Project and a journalist-in-residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York.