When Michele Norris went on tour promoting her personal memoir she didn’t think she’d be starting a years-long conversation about race in America. But that’s exactly what happened. The conversations turned into an ongoing effort called The Race Card Project. Norris asks people to put their experience with race into a six-word sentence as a way to generate discussion.
The former All Things Considered host-turned special correspondent is coming to Eugene this week to talk about race and identity with University of Oregon students. The University has taken on a year-long exploration of these issues in a project it calls Explore Identity:
This show will broadcast live from the Erb Memorial Union’s Gumwood room on the University of Oregon campus at noon. The event is free and open to the public.
Have you heard about The Race Card Project? What does your six-word “race card” say? How would you describe your experience with race or ethnicity?
Editor’s note: This show was simulcast at noon on OPB Radio and KLCC.