Frontlines and Deadlines: A cross-generational conversation about covering Washington, wars, and presidents and the state of journalism in the digital age

Sunday, December 23, 2018
3:30pm – 5pm

Little Theater, Sir Francis Drake High School (1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo)

$50 (https://frontlinedeadlinetickets.eventbrite.com)

Don’t miss Frontlines and Deadlines: A Cross-Generational Discussion About Washington, Asia, the Middle East and the State of Journalism in the Digital Age! On December 23rd, Michael Krasny of KQED will be moderating a conversation between father and son, Evan Osnos and Peter Osnos. This will be a timely and engaging conversation about writing, war, presidents and journalism in the digital age. These three amazing minds are coming together at Drake High School’s Little Theater for an afternoon fundraiser to benefit the Lagunitas Middle School’s eighth grade study of Civil Rights and Equity Issues, which includes a trip to Alabama and Georgia.

Evan Osnos is a writer for the New Yorker, primarily focused on politics and foreign affairs.  His articles on Mark Zuckerberg, North Korea and Dooms Day prep for the super rich are just a few of his acclaimed articles published over the last few years.  Evan’s novel, Age Of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was on Barack Obama’s list of 17 books to buy from your local, independent book store.  He has been interviewed many times on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and by Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

Peter Osnos is a former Washington Post correspondent and founder of PublicAffairs Books. Among the authors he has published or edited are; former President Jimmy Carter, Gen. Wesley Clark, former President Bill Clinton, former President Barack Obama, Sam Donaldson, Jim Lehrer, Nancy Reagan, Andy Rooney, George Soros, President Donald Trump, and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as well as journalists from America’s leading publications and prominent scholars.  Peter has also been a commentator and host for National Public Radio and continues to contribute to many publications, including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and The New Republic.

Michael Krasny, is the host of the incredibly popular radio show Forum, a news and public affairs program on San Francisco public radio station KQED-FM covering current events, politics, and culture. Additionally, Michael is currently a professor of English literature at San Francisco State University.

This will be a timely and engaging conversation about writing, war, presidents and journalism in the digital age. These three amazing minds are coming together at Drake High School’s Little Theater for an afternoon fundraiser to benefit the Lagunitas Middle School’s eighth grade study of civil rights and equity issues, which includes a trip to Alabama and Georgia.

How can we make the Civil Rights Movement and ongoing racial inequity in America relevant to 8th graders in Marin County? Teacher Katherine Sanford, the staff and parents of the Lagunitas Middle School have a plan to do just that.  After having studied civil and human rights and matters of equity this past year, the Lagunitas eighth grade class will travel to the Deep South. The students will stand in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, John Lewis and Rosa Parks in key locations associated with the Civil Rights Movement to gain an understanding of the long and difficult history that defines our nation to this day. This incredible experience includes visits to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the recently opened National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Lynching Memorial), Freedom Park, Birmingham and the 16th Street Baptist Church. The journey concludes with a tour of the National Human and Civil Rights Museum in order to understand Civil Rights issues that we face today.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the 4 day program and travel expenses so that all (30+) students will be able to participate in this unforgettable trip that will change the way they view themselves and their country forever. Our valley is diverse in economics, and many students in the eighth grade class may miss out on this experience due to family finances. The Community Center wants to support Katherine Sanford and her class, to help ensure that no child will miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.

Get your tickets today!

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