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The First 365: Analyzing the First Year of the Trump Administration featuring MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid

February 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


“The First 365: Analyzing the First Year of the Trump Administration” featuring MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid

Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., Charleston, February 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

“The First 365: Analyzing the First Year of the Trump Administration” moderated by MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid. This discussion will be a multidisciplinary look into the first year of the Trump Administration featuring distinguished faculty members from the College of Charleston.




Dr. Anthony Greene—African American Studies/Sociology

Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane—African American Studies/Anthropology

Dr. Michael Lee—Communications

Dr. Matthew Cressler—Religion

Dr. Latasha Chaffin—Political Science

This event is proudly Co-Sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) funded by Google, the College of Charleston Division of Marketing and Communications, the College of Charleston Department of Communication, the College of Charleston Department of Political Science, the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, and the Tri-County Women’s Project.



This event is free and open to the public, however, Eventbrite registration is required.



Joy Reid is the host of AM JOY on MSNBC as well as a national correspondent appearing regularly on primetime programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She was previously the host of The Reid Report from 2014-2015, a daily program that offered Reid’s distinctive analysis and insight on the day’s news.


Joy Reid is also the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015) and co-author with E.J. Dionne Jr., of We Are The Change We Seek: the Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2017). Reid is also a contributing author for The Daily Beast.


Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid joined theGrio.com with experience as a freelance columnist for The Miami Herald and as editor of the political blog The Reid Report. She is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One, and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL.


During the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” initiative and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama’s Florida campaign in 2008. Joy’s columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon.com. She is currently producing a documentary, The Fight Years – which takes a look at the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.


Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.


Early arrival is suggested. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a security check prior to entrance. Please refrain from bringing any large bags or signs. For more information, please contact the Race and Social Justice Initiative Coordinator Daron Lee Calhoun, II at calhoundl@cofc.edu.



Entry into the Reserved Seating or Student Sections by ticket only. Checked entry will be strictly enforced.

General Admission seating available on first come first served basis. There is no assigned seating.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Event parking will be available at the following three locations:

The cost for parking at these three locations will be $1 per half hour in the garage.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

There will be a security check prior to entrance. Please refrain from bringing any large bags or signs.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring either a digital or printed ticket for entry. Reserved and Student seating areas entry will require special tickets.


February 1, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Race and Social Justice Initiative


Sottile Theatre
44 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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