Oprah to Host Two-Night Special on Racism in America

Oprah Winfrey is hosting a two-day town hall focused on racism and moving the nation forward. It will be filled with black luminaries, artists and leaders including Ava Duvernay, David Oyelowo, The NAACP leadership, and Nikole Hannah-Jones

Kay Montgomery

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Posted On: June 8th 2020 6:05 pm pst

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We love Oprah! They say in order to lead you must be a light. Well, Oprah is shining and showing us the way. On June 9th and 10th, Oprah will host a two-night event focused on systemic racism and the current state of the country, entitled, “OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?

In an ongoing commitment to speak out about racial injustice, the philanthropist follows through on her promise to make George Floyd’s name more than just a hashtag. She is doing that by speaking with black activists, politicians, and artists including filmmaker Ava Duvernay, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, historian Ibram Kendi, actor David Oyelowo, and NAACP national board member Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

“There is no one like Oprah to bring us all together at this critical moment in our history to offer insights, perspective and action,” said David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Inc. While this is true, it is also noteworthy to add that Oprah can not do this work alone. Something so epic and paradigm shifting has to be done, and not as a passive watcher of a program, but as an active participant. She received praise last week by encouraging everyone to work in their own way to dismantle all constructs of injustice. She also challenged,

“It is incumbent on all of us to not just be outraged when we see injustice. It’s not enough to just say ‘It’s so terrible.’ We need to speak up and say ‘That will not happen on my watch.’”

Winfrey used plain language to renounce racist police as she declared,

“We can’t tolerate hate crimes perpetrated by authorities in this country.” 

We are looking forward to the knowledge and actionable steps that are sure to result from the two-day event. But like any good education, it will not work for us if it’s not put to use.

If you don’t have OWN Network, the special will be simulcast across all 18 of Discovery’s linear networks (including Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV and Science Channel). You can also watch for free via OWN’s social channels. 

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Kay Montgomery is a host at Afterbuzz TV who loves sitcoms and is currently embroiled in a vicious debate on Bracketology. She is A Different World devotee and although she has a masters degree in Education from The University of Redlands, she would have given anything to go to fictional Hillman College.

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