Intelligent Conversations

WVIK is known for sharing intelligent conversations and this annual event is designed to bring that public radio experience to life. This year's keynote address is from Michele Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist,  former host of All Things Considered, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion.

Michele Norris' book The Grace of Silence is available at local libraries, for sale at the WVIK front desk, and at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

 

March 26, 2020
RiverCenter, Davenport
Conversation begins at 6:00 PM

6:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with thought leaders and social activists, moderated by Dr. LaDrina Wilson

7:00 p.m.
Keynote Address with Michele Norris, Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR's All Things Considered, where she interviewed world leaders, American presidents, Nobel laureates, leading thinkers, and groundbreaking artists. She has also produced in-depth profiles, interviews, and series for NPR News programs, as well as special reports for National Geographic, Time Magazine, ABC News, and Lifetime Television. Norris created The Race Card Project, an initiative to foster a wider conversation about race in America, after the publication of her family memoir, The Grace of Silence.

This intelligent conversation made possible by

and by

Susan Sharar and Leo Schubert

Table Sponsors
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
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MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center
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Rivermont Collegiate

Door Prize Sponsor
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