Election Day: Mychal Denzel Smith and Isaac J. Bailey in Conversation
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Friday, November 6, 2020

Essayists Mychal Denzel Smith (Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream) and Isaac J. Bailey (Why Didn’t We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland) join to discuss election day and its implications on American identity, the nation’s path forward, and the long extant fissures permeating society, culture, politics, and government in the United States.

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  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
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Mychal Denzel Smith, Issac J. Bailey, Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream, Why Didn’t We Riot? A Black Man in Trumpland


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