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Michael Eric Dyson | Munk Debates

October 8, 2020

Michael Eric Dyson

Dialogue with Michael Eric Dyson, bestselling author, scholar, and racial justice campaigner, on the future of the politics of race and social justice in the shadow of the most consequential U.S. election in a generation. This live video dialogue and follow on Munk members interactive chat will happen on Thursday, October 8 at 8PM ET. See below for details.

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OCTOBER 8 - 8PM TO 9PM ET LIVE

You can stream Michael Eric Dyson’s Munk Dialogue on the future of the politics of race and social justice in the shadow of the most consequential U.S. election in a generation on this page or on the free CBC Gem streaming service. You can submit questions for Michael in advance by emailing us here. Michael’s dialogue can be accessed as an on-demand video on this page or on CBC Gem starting October 9. To sign-up to receive a weekly email updating you on upcoming dialogue speakers and topics click here. To add this Dialogue to your calendar, click here.

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Michael Eric Dyson

“It’s a sad state of affairs to know that the leaders of your country don’t have the fundamental decency or integrity to address the structural inequalities that prevail and the racist behavior that they continue to fan and flame with their reckless rhetoric.”

Michael Eric Dyson

“It’s a sad state of affairs to know that the leaders of your country don’t have the fundamental decency or integrity to address the structural inequalities that prevail and the racist behavior that they continue to fan and flame with their reckless rhetoric.”

Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer and a contributing editor of The New Republic.  

Dyson came from humble roots in Detroit, where he was a welfare father, a church pastor and a factory worker. He started college at 21 and eventually completed his doctorate in religion at Princeton University, studying Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. 

He has authored 21 books, taught at elite universities, and won prestigious honors that include an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards. Ebony magazine cited him as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, and as one of the 150 most powerful Blacks in the nation.  

Dyson’s 1994 book Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, was named one of the most important African American books of the 20th century and his New York Times bestseller The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, has been described as “an interpretive miracle” and was a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize. 

Dyson has appeared on every major television and radio show in the United States, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Real Time with Bill Maher and NPR’s All Things Considered.

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