Event you may not want to miss in NYC if you are obsessed by the campaign.
New Voices Presents: Blacks, Jews, and the Post-Racial Candidate
Wednesday, May 28th, from 7-9 pm at 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan.
Three leading journalists discuss the Jewish response to Barack Obama’s candidacy, and what it tells us about the state of the relationship between African-Americans and Jews. With Ari Berman (The Nation), Ta-Nehisi Coates (Village Voice and The Atlantic Monthly) and Sam Freedman (Columbia University and the New York Times). The discussion will be moderated by Marissa Brostoff (The Forward). Presented by New Voices, the independent Jewish student magazine.
A dessert reception will follow. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Buy now at: https://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=BLA49
The new issue of New Voices can be found at their website newvoices.org and contains an article about the brouhaha at UCI. The article is well written in fact and interviews are aplenty – however one or two important voices on the issue are left out. The other articles in the issue are great, and for very personal reasons: a profile of Cory Booker, who I knew from my days in Oxford, Jonathan Richman, of one my high school musical idols (along with Billy Brag), and some other interesting tid bits hear and there. New Voices has come so far it is really remarkable achievement. With high turnover for student journalists and a low budget, they manage to keep you reading, and get these issues to campuses across the country.
BTW Free print subscriptions available for students. Email [email protected] for details.