The Visionary Lecture Series provides a venue for innovative social architects to present new ideas and projects related to race and democracy, broadly construed. This event is an annual fall lecture from a rising star or torch-bearing scholar or practitioner and is intended to be Phoenix's premier lecture on race and participatory democracy.
The fall 2013 Visionary Lecturer,Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Beautiful Struggle, journalist and Atlantic senior editor, delves into the conflicted and hopeful state of black America in his talk "A Deeper Black: Race in America." With an easy-going manner, an unashamedly erudite approach, and a journalist’s grasp of narrative and clarity, Coates will deliver an ear-to-the-ground and "Eyes on the Prize" lecture that asks the small personal questions as well as the big historic ones.
Lecture begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.
Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Agenda: