The 1619 Project: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

The 1619 Project: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Tune in to hear acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones talk about “The 1619 Project,” the groundbreaking study of the role played by slavery in American history and life. Nikole Hannah-Jones will be interviewed by UCI Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, a co-author of “The 1619 Project.”

Tyrus Miller, Dean, School of Humanities will introduce Nikole Hannah-Jones and Mehrsa Baradaran.

Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a MacArthur Genius for “reshaping national conversations around education reform.” This is but one honor in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and, for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city, a National Magazine Award. Most recently, the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” she spearheaded on the history and lasting legacy of American slavery went viral, and her powerful introductory essay was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity.

Mehrsa Baradaran is Professor at Law at UCI. She is the author of “How the Other Half Banks” and “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

Informal Q and A with students, facilitated by Professor Erika Hayasaki, Literary Journalism. 2:00-3:00pm: Zoom Meeting.  This is a class discussion for UCI students only, and students must register with their UCInet IDs.   Register here to receive link. 

The 1619 Project series is presented by UCI Humanities Center and is co-sponsored by: UCI Illuminations:  The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative, School of Humanities, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Sciences, School of Social Ecology, UCI Libraries, Academic English, Composition Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center on Law, Equality, and Race, Center for Medical Humanities, International Center for Writing and Translation, Literary Journalism and Center for Storytelling, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Student Affairs, Staff Assembly, AAPI Womxn in Leadership and Academic and Professional Women of UCI, and UCI Black Thriving Initiative.


To participate in The 1619 Project in 2020: Student Showcase (one minute reflection videos eligible for gift card drawings), Reflection Videos Due November 2. see

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, October 29, 5 - 6 p.m. PDT
  • Where: Zoom Webinar - Register to Receive Link
  • Organizer: Judy Wu (email)
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