Tuesday, January 24
UD Speaker Series & Annual MLK Commemorative talk by Jelani Cobb
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Kennedy Union ballroom
Cost: Free

Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker.

"The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today"

Jelani Cobb is a faculty member at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he has penned a remarkable series of articles about race, the police, and injustice. His lecture is an up-to-the-moment meditation on the complex dynamics of race in America. Whether discussing Black Lives Matter, Ferguson and Baltimore, the legacy of a black presidency—or, more generally, the history of civil rights, violence, incarceration, housing, and inequality—Cobb speaks with passion and authority. He inspires audiences to work toward a dream of equity—of genuine democracy. He shows us that not only are the levers of justice in our hands, but that we can move them in the direction we see fit. And he reminds us that the only obstacle holding us back is the comforting illusion that we’ve already achieved our goals. For more information on Mr. Cobb visit

For additional information or special accommodations, please contact the office of the provost at 937-229-2245.

Contact Information:
Name: UD Speaker Series
Phone: 937-229-2245