Smithsonian to Host National Conversation on Race

The Smithsonian will host a National Conversation on Race at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 7 to 8:30 pm ET.

Hosted by “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past,” the Smithsonian’s race initiative, the program is the first in a series of conversations across the United States that will “bring together diverse groups of individuals to discuss race and racism in historical, cultural and contemporary contexts.” NBC News correspondent Morgan Redford will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists include Stacey Bohlen, CEO of the National Indian Health Board; Theodore S. Gonzalves, curator of Asian Pacific American history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Amanda Nguyen, CEO of RISE and civil rights activist; Dometi Pongo, MTV host of the docuseries “True Life;” and Akiima Price, A Price Consulting.

The event is free and open to the public, but free tickets are required to attend in person. There will be a livestream on the initiative’s website for those who would rather join online. For more information, click here.