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Eddie S. Glaude to speak on Jan. 20

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work will host “An Evening with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.” on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 (6-6:55 p.m.).

This event is online, free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. To register for “An Evening with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.,” please use this link:

“Our UNC School of Social Work community is most fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Professor Glaude, who is a public scholar, historian and thought leader on the challenges to democracy and the difficulties of race in the United States,” said Dean Gary Bowen. “The timing of this lecture, on Inauguration Day, could not be more perfect.”

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is known as an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University.

A former president of the American Academy of Religion, Glaude is an award-winning author, with books including “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul” and “In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America.” His most recent book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” was published in June 2020. He is a columnist for Time magazine, a contributor to Huffington Post and a recurring guest on NBC’s Meet The Press.

Glaude is a graduate of Princeton University (Ph.D. and M.A.), Temple University (M.A.) and Morehouse College, where he served as president of the student body.

“An Evening with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.” will begin with a presentation from Glaude and conclude with a question-and-answer opportunity for audience members. Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Travis Albritton will moderate the event, which is part of the School’s Centennial Speakers Series, connecting the School and its broader community with some of the nation’s most inspirational leaders in social justice and antiracism.

The Centennial Speaker Series is a signature initiative of the UNC School of Social Work Centennial Celebration (2020-2022). The series, and many other educational opportunities for students, are made possible by unrestricted gifts to the School from donors who support social work education. More than 2,000 people have joined the audience for the Centennial Speaker Series to date.