Dr. Harris-Lacewell, a familiar commentator on Rachel Maddow and the Countdown with Keith Olbermann, will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton on Sunday February 21 at 9:15 and 11:15.
Her topic: Seeing Each Other, Building Community
Recognition is a critical aspect of building community. We must be able to see one another if we are to be in respectful relationships. Recognition is active and requires us to address our blindness. Melissa Harris-Lacewell is Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University. Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. She is also an award winning author and appears regularly on MSNBC and other media venues. She regularly provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for both The Rachel Maddow Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Her writings have appeared in newspapers throughout the country and she is a regular contributor at TheNation.com.
Guest Worship Leader: Melissa Harris-Lacewell
Worship Associate: Ron Campbell
Music: Madeline Hesse—flute, Beth Ertz, Marjorie Herman