St. Paul, Minn. – The Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship this year is with Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, 7 p.m., Friday, November 2, in Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, 21 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, Minn. FREE. For more information call 651-696-6141.

Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. He is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Ebony Magazine has named him one of America’s 100 most influential Black leaders.

Hill is the author of the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identityand the New York Times bestseller Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

Trained as an anthropologist of education, Hill’s research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East.

The Mahmoud El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship was established by Dr. Stanley M. Berry ’75, Mr. Bertram M. Days ’74 and Ms. Ava B. Days to honor Professor El-Kati’s career as a lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience. From 1970 to 2003, Professor El-Kati taught many generations of Macalester students. He was also a champion for increasing the diversity of the student body and for making multiculturalism central to the college’s curriculum. As a faculty member, he conveyed the importance of giving back to local communities while paying serious attention to African American history.

Learn more about Macalester College at macalester.edu.

October 15 2018

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