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
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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,
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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