The Value of History in the Era of Fake News
Friday, November 16
6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno
Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: The Value of History in the Era of Fake News, featuring Allyson Hobbs, author of A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life and the forthcoming, Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights. Moderated by Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, Hobbs will discuss the value of using history to provide perspective on contemporary issues, and the importance of bearing witness to the realities of injustice in our nation.
Dr. Allyson Hobbs is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of African and African American Studies at Stanford University. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and a contributing staff writer at The New Yorker.
Alan Deutschman is the Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Deutschman has been the Silicon Valley correspondent for Fortune, a senior writer at Fast Company, the “Profit Motive” columnist for GQ, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. His articles have been published in New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Newsweek,and Salon.com. He has appeared as a commentator for NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West,” and documentaries on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and the Discovery Channel.
This program is a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.