Chicago Humanities Present:

Bakari Sellers: Moving Forward from The Race Reckoning

A conversation on practical solutions for Black communities

Saturday, May 04
DOORS: 10:30am // SHOW: 11am


Former South Carolina State Representative and CNN Political Analyst Bakari Sellers passionately asked live on-air the question that many Black Americans had in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in 2020: “We have black children. I have a 15-year-old daughter. I mean, what do I tell her?” Four years later, Sellers has an answer to the question he raised on CNN. Discover his answers as Chicago Humanities grapples with this difficult question and learns about Barkari’s journey for personal and public policy solutions that impact Black families across the country. Sellers examines the inequalities in healthcare and education, and policing gaps, drawing from discussions with key thinkers like Rev. William Barber and attorney Ben Crump. Using these legends as jumping off points, Sellers deftly expands on his powerfully persuasive New York Times bestseller My Vanishing Country and latest book, The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn’t and How We All Can Move Forward Now.

A book signing will follow this program. For more information and tickets, see the Chicago Humanities event page.

This is a seated event. All seating is first come, first served. This is an all ages event.

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Special accommodations: Ramova Theatre is ADA-accessible. This event will be on the second floor of the venue. If you need to use the elevator, please notify a staff member upon arrival. For questions or concerns, please email

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