Monday, March 21, 2011
April 5th will find Soledad O’Brien speaking at Washington University in St. Louis as part of their Assembly Series.
The CNN news anchor talk is sponsored by The Association of Black Students, which is sponsoring the lecture as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
O’Brien’s recent book, The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, discusses her own mixed racial identity. The daughter of a black Cuban and a white Australian, she considers herself Latina, Black and Irish.
O’Brien, who anchors CNN's “In America” documentary series on the challenges of living in America for members of various groups, will speak on segregation in the 21st century and hold a question-and-answer session.
Two installments of the “In America” series focus on the struggles and experiences of black people in America. The National Association of Black Journalists named O’Brien Journalist of the Year for 2010, and the NAACP awarded her its President’s Award in 2007.
Her reporting has also focused on humanitarian concerns in her extensive coverage from Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti.