Penn Lightbulb Café: Impolite Conversations on Race, Religion and Politics

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 17, 2013

John L. Jackson, Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Africana Studies  and Anthropology kicks off this semester's Lightbulb Cafés on September 24 with “Practicing Impolite Conversations: Talking About Race, Religion, Politics, and Everything Else.”

WHO:             John Jackson

                      Professor of Communication, Africana Studies and Anthropology

                      University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café talk, “Practicing Impolite Conversations: Talking About Race, Religion, Politics and Everything Else”

WHEN:           Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m. 

WHERE:         World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.

John L. Jackson, Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Africana Studies  and Anthropology kicks off this semester's Lightbulb Cafés with “Practicing Impolite Conversations: Talking About Race, Religion, Politics, and Everything Else.” A cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, Jackson holds appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Africana Studies in Penn Arts & Sciences and at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication.

The talk is part of the Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Café goers can come early to enjoy 5 to 7 p.m. Happy Hour specials. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.

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