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Race to Justice Virtual EventSociopolitical Comedian and Host of CNN’s United Shades of America
W. Kamau Bell
Ending Racism in About an Hour (2020/2021 Lectures)
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“Smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.” SF Weekly
W. Kamau Bell is a stand-up comedian and the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He has hosted three critically-acclaimed podcasts: Kamau Right Now!, Politically Re-Active and Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period, and his latest stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro, is available on Netflix. Bell wrote a book with the easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He’s the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the advisory boards of Hollaback! and Donors Choose.
This conversation with Belinda Robnett, UC Santa Barbara Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be followed by a Q&A.
Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, Carsey-Wolf Center, The Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies, UCSB Library | UCSB Reads, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli
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