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Topic: Brown Lecture Board

Throughout the event, titled “From the Streets to the Newsroom: Reporting on Race,” both panelists harkened back to themes of truth and race in the media.

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CNN’s Sara Sidner, New York Times’s John Eligon discuss reporting on race

June 15, 2021 2 comments

Earlier this year in January, CNN correspondent Sara Sidner broke down crying on live television after reporting about COVID-19’s impact on minority communities from California.

Assistant Professor of American Studies Elena Shih moderated the Thursday conversation.

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Brown Lecture Board speaker Ali Wong talks failure, rise to comedy

May 16, 2021 0 comments

Stand-up comedian, writer, actress and this spring’s Brown Lecture Board speaker Ali Wong was first asked, in her May 13 virtual lecture, about her Zoom life and if she was wearing pants. In response, she flashed her high-waisted slacks to the camera.

Students waited in line outside of Salomon Hall for hours to hear comedian Minhaj speak about personal, political and social topics.

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Students brave cold for Hasan Minhaj

November 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Hasan Minhaj was growing up in Davis, California, he never dreamed that he would become the host of a Netflix show beloved for educating viewers on politically and socially relevant topics through comedy.

Biden discusses ‘breakdown’ of political system, presidential run

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Biden discusses ‘breakdown’ of political system, presidential run

December 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University members about promises — his promise to his late son Beau Biden, who passed away in 2015, and the promises of progress inherent within the American identity.

Dianne Guerrero addressed a packed Salomon Center Tuesday night. She aims to merge her acting career with a message of social activism.

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Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

April 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd.

Abdul-Jabbar talks origins of activism, religion in his life

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Abdul-Jabbar talks origins of activism, religion in his life

October 16, 2017 Comments are Disabled

No one had a larger presence in Salomon 101 than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, both figuratively and literally.

Rodriguez offers message of inspiration, hope

Arts & Culture, University News

Rodriguez offers message of inspiration, hope

November 22, 2016 2 comments

Students arranged themselves into a haphazard queue more than an hour before Gina Rodriguez’s lecture, hosted by Brown Lecture Board this Monday night.

The Brown Lecture Board has brought influential public figures to campus before, such as George Takei, Viola Davis, Jane Goodall and Bill Nye.

University News

Lecture Board aims to bring diverse speakers

November 11, 2016 2 comments

While the lottery to attend Gina Rodriguez’s lecture opened just yesterday, the Brown Lecture Board has already begun preparations for next semester.

Fetty Wap (left) will perform Friday of Spring Weekend, and Mac DeMarco (middle) and Tinashe (right) will perform Saturday.

In Case You Missed It

Brown Bites: Feb. 27 – Mar. 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled

April showers bring Fetty Wap; thank you, Lecture Board; crying in the corner; up in smoke; money, money, money.

In Case You Missed It

Brown Bites: Feb. 13-19, 2016

February 19, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Hasta la vista, Orgo II; emotional support animals; write for your life; we got that entrepreneurial spirit; thanks, Lecture Board!