in conversation with Brandi Powell
February 17, 2023 \ 7pm CT
Mixed Blood Theatre Alan Page Auditorium \ & Livestreamed
For the first Zealous Hellions of 2023, Mixed Blood welcomes pioneering journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault in conversation with Brandi Powell of KSTP 5 Eyewitness News.
On the occasion of the recent publication of Ms. Hunter-Gault’s new book, My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives, this conversation will trace her journey from desegregating the University of Georgia to her work on PBS’ NewsHour, The New Yorker Magazine, The New York Times and beyond. We will celebrate this eminent voice and hear some stories from a journalist who has committed her lifelong work to reporting on Black people in their totality, “in ways that are recognizable to themselves.”
And who better to be in dialogue with Ms. Hunter-Gault than Brandi Powell, herself a celebrated journalist of the in-depth series Conversations About Racism and the Road to Equality? This is a one-night, not-to-be-missed event!
Zealous Hellions is a project of Mixed Blood Theatre to provide our community with real-time, face-to-face conversations between artists, cultural provocateurs, politicians, and thought-leaders in an intimate setting.