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Speaker to address race and education
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Nikole Hannah-Jones is a staff write for The New York Times who specializes in racial injustice reporting.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for The New York Times who specializes in racial injustice reporting, will be the featured speaker at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation Community Meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Miller Auditorium.

Hannah-Jones was a 2017 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient for chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in society, particularly in education. Her book on school segregation, The Problem We All Live With, will be published in 2019.

"Nikole Hannah-Jones' work illustrating the systemic barriers that prevent children of color from accessing high-quality education in a segregated city is an important message in reshaping the conversations our community has around education reform," says Carrie Pickett-Erway, president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

The community meeting is free and open to the public, but those wishing to attend should register at kzcf.eventbrite.com. Free parking for the event is available in the ramp adjacent to Miller Auditorium.