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We Gon’ Be Alright: Race and Resegregation in Today’s America

March 26th, 2019 - March 26, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm

We Gon' Be Alright: Race and Resegregation in Today's America
Speaker: Jeff Chang

March 26, 6:30 p.m.
Dever Stage

Higher Ed/Higher Ground and Westfield 350 are honored to host Jeff Chang, who has written extensively on the intersection of race, art, civil rights, and hip-hop. Chang is the author of several books, including We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation; Who We Be; and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture at Race Forward, the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, which strives to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Chang also co-founded CultureStr/ke ( and ColorLines magazine (, and was a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons’ He has written for The Nation, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, Buzzfeed, and Medium, among many others.

His talk at Westfield will emerge from his latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright, which questions why we keep talking about diversity even as American society is resegregating, both racially and economically.

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