It Starts With You

It Starts with You Speaker Series
Community conversations to educate and unite.

Presented by KUER and United Way of Salt Lake


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception & Meet and Greet with Nikole Hannah-Jones, hosted by Dominion Energy (Multipurpose Room)

  • Tickets | Individual $25
  • Heavy appetizers and beverages provided

7:00 – 8:30 PM Community Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones and local community members (Grand Theatre)

  • Free to the public with RSVP

KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered together for a three-part speaker series, featuring national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community – racism, bigotry, poverty and more. These deep-dive community conversations are dedicated to creating better understanding and identify the many ways each of us — as individuals and from whatever roles we hold in our professional and personal lives — can stand up every day for the values of respect, equality, dignity and inclusion.

  • Featuring Investigative Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, writing on modern day civil rights for The New York Times Magazine. Her widely read articles on segregated housing and schools, as well as her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America, expose how racial inequality is maintained through official policy. They also offer a compelling case for greater equity.
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—segregation in housing and schools. She has written extensively on the history of racism and inequality, school resegregation and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, and the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.


Check back soon for additional information regarding the other upcoming Speaker Series event: