Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2016)—The Atlantic will be in Los Angeles to explore the changing narrative of race and identity in America: gathering civic leaders, activists, artists, policy-makers, and storytellers with an audience of 300 for a day of candid conversation. “Race + Justice: An Atlantic Summit” will take place on September 15 from 10am-5pm at Hudson Loft in downtown L.A. The inaugural “Race + Justice” summit was held last fall in Washington, D.C.
“Race + Justice: An Atlantic Summit” is open to press. Please be in touch with The Atlantic’s Sydney Simon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request credentials, arrange interviews, or to explore broadcast opportunities.
The event will unfold in multiple chapters across the day, as The Atlantic’s journalists, speakers, and the audience tackle pressing issues, and unearth how perceptions of race are produced and play out in Los Angeles. Conversations will cover California’s proposals for undocumented immigrants; racial disparities in political engagement; housing, homelessness, development and displacement; the impacts of Proposition 47, two years later; and the role that Hollywood plays in shaping the story of race in America. The program will open with an interview with Ezra Edelman, director of O.J.: Made in America.