Why You Should Listen:
In addition to heading up Teach for America’s national initiative on building community alliances, the native St. Louisan Brittany Packnett is a leader in the Black Lives Movement and serves on the Ferguson Commission as well as President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force. As someone with a deep understanding of the underlying and complex set of forces driving the current state of unrest, Packnett will introduce critical insights into the collective discussion of Coates’ poignant personal struggle brought to life in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” this year’s First Year reading selection.
Assemble. Listen. Learn.
The Assembly Series, Washington University’s signature lecture series, enjoys a long and rich tradition. For most of its 62-year history, its programs were held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in Graham Chapel, and no classes were scheduled so the entire campus community could assemble.
Assembly Series programs are always free and open to the public, although some programs may have limited seating. Please check this site for new information or changes in the schedule, and subscribe to receive announcements.