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Burying Your Heads in the Sand?

July 13, 2018, 6 pm7:30 pm.


THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES 2018 Equality Matters in the Hamptons
Burying Our Heads in the Sand?
An open dialog about race and segregation.
with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, moderated by Ken Miller
Presented by the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
in partnership with Guild Hall at Guild Hall in their John Drew Theater
Friday July 13th a 6PM 158 Main Street East Hampton

Free, but tickets required!

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. During his five-year tenure, he increased the visibility of the institution, raised $18 million, led a $22 million renovation, and increased annual attendance from 120,000 to over 300,000. Before leading the Schomburg Center, Khalil was an Associate Professor at Indiana University. Khalil’s scholarship examines the broad intersections of race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice in modern U.S. History.
He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. He is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies. Much of his work has been featured in national print and broadcast media outlets, including the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, National Public Radio, Moyers and Company, and MSNBC. He has appeared in a number of feature-length documentaries, including Slavery by Another Name (2012) and the Oscar-nominated 13th (2016).
Khalil was an associate editor of The Journal of American History and prior Andrew W. Mellon fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Service Medal from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He holds two honorary doctorates and is on the boards of The Museum of Modern, The Barnes Foundation, The Vera Institute of Justice and The Nation magazine, and the advisory boards of the Cure Violence, The History Makers and the Lapidus Center for the Study of Transatlantic Slavery. He also sits on the Philanthropy committee of the Rauschenberg Foundation.
Khalil has received numerous honors for his commitment to public engagement, including Ebony Power 100(2013), The Root 100 of Black Influencers (2012-2014), and Crain’s New York Business magazine 40 under 40(2011).
A native of Chicago’s South Side, Khalil graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics in 1993, and then joined Deloitte & Touche, LLP, as a staff accountant until entering graduate school. Khalil earned his PH.D in History from Rutgers University.

Ken Miller is a writer, financier and political activist who served as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston. Today he is a venture capital investor in early stage companies and an enthusiastic supporter and long- time advisory board member of BHCCRC. In his youth, he was active in the civil rights movement, working as a community organizer in New Haven, the West Side of Chicago and Little Rock. He founded and ran the Urban National Corporation, the first private sector fund to invest in black and other minority businesses.


Guild Hall Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY United States

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