Arizona State University is thrilled to welcome author, academic and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson as the inaugural guest in its TomorrowTalks series. Dyson will discuss his new book, "Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America" in an online event on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Arizona / MST (6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST).
The conversation with Dyson will be facilitated by ASU's Lois Brown, Foundation Professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.
TomorrowTalks place thought leaders of today in conversation with the changemakers of tomorrow: our students. Each distinguished speaker will explain how they use writing to address our most pressing challenges. In addition to Dyson, spring 2021 speakers include Melinda Gates (March 18) and Ayanna Thompson (April TBA).
One of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, Michael Eric Dyson is Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts & Science, and of Ethics and Society, Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, a recipient of two NAACP Image awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former president Barack Obama has noted: “Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.”