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In Conversation: Regina Hall on Race, Hollywood and Other Stories, and Pamela Newkirk’s Diversity, Inc.
November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, November 15th
6 – 8 pm
Silver Center-NYU, Hemmerdinger / Jurow
Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East, Room 101a, 1st Floor
In 2015 #Oscarssowhite trended on Twitter after, for the second year in a row, no actors of color were nominated for acting Oscars. In 2019 veteran actress and NYU alumna Regina Hall became the first African American in the eighty-year history of the New York Film Critics Circle to win its coveted Best Actress Award. Hall will discuss race in Hollywood with NYU Journalism Professor Pamela Newkirk, author of the recently published book Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business. In Diversity, Inc., Newkirk shines a bright light on the diversity industry, asking the tough questions about what has worked and why progress has been so slow. As she argues, despite decades of handwringing, costly initiatives, and uncomfortable conversations, organizations have, apart from a few exceptions, fallen far short of their goals. Newkirk highlights the rare success stories, sharing valuable lessons about how other industries can match those gains. The program will be introduced by Chanel Ward, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Tisch School of the Arts-NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU Center for the Humanities; Tisch School of the Arts Office of the Dean.
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