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LOCAL>> Don Lemon – This Is the Fire

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Mar 19 2021
LOCAL>> Don Lemon – This Is the Fire

Anchor/author in conversation with Valerie Jarrett

For too long, Americans have treated racism as a disease of the past. Now, it’s more than obvious that symptoms of intolerance and discrimination still linger today.

Many are fatigued fighting for racial equality and attempting to solve a centuries-old problem, begging the urgent question: How can we end American racism in our lifetimes?

CNN anchor Don Lemon seeks an answer. In his new book This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism, Lemon examines America’s systemic flaws that prevent equality for all.

As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon has achieved mass popularity from his thoughtful and nuanced takes on modern racism. In his book, he shares his vulnerable experiences growing up in the shadows of segregation and his adult confrontations with scholars and politicians alike.

In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic plea to America: we must resist racism every day, and we must resist it with love.

Join us as Don Lemon and Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama’s most trusted friend and advisor, imagine a better, more equal future for all Americans.

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$30 – General Admission + book

$10 – Members

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