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Christopher Sebastian Parker

Professor of Political Science, UW (IN-PERSON @ TOWN HALL)

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A product of Los Angeles Public schools, Professor Parker is a graduate of UCLA (AB) and the University of Chicago (MA; PhD). He's the author of Fighting For Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South, and Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in American. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The American Prospect, and Democracy Journal. Finally, his research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the New Republic, among other places. (IN-PERSON, MAY 7 @ TOWN HALL)

Scheduled Appearances

Retelling Our American History with Nikole Hannah Jones

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 7:30pm

The 1619 Project challenged our country to reframe American history to account for the brutal legacy of slavery. It also shook up the conversation about race everywhere, from our national politics to our local schools. Now with her new book, which expands the project, Nikole Hannah-Jones returns with a lot more to say. Thank you to our media partner, The South Seattle Emerald. WATCH NOW


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Featuring: Nikole Hannah-Jones , Christopher Sebastian Parker

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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