The Social Justice Academy at Monmouth University, in partnership with Georgian Court University, Ocean County College, and Brookdale Community College, welcomes Nikole Hannah-Jones to a moderated conversation, “Combating Racial Injustice Through Education,” on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. The virtual event, which kicks off the Social Justice Academy Professional Development Series, is free to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at “The New York Times Magazine.” She has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, and her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship (known as the Genius grant), a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. Hannah-Jones also earned the John Chancellor Award for Distinguished Journalism and was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. In 2020 she was inducted into the Society of American Historians and in 2021, into the North Carolina Media Hall of Fame.
In 2016, Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which seeks to increase the number of reporters and editors of color. She holds a Master of Arts in mass communication from the University of North Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Social Justice Academy Director Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D., will moderate the conversation with Hannah-Jones. Pulliam teaches courses on social justice and diversity, student affairs/college counseling, and human growth and development. Her practitioner experience spans over 15 years in a variety of roles within higher education, including advising and counseling within EOF programs in NY and NJ, career counseling and development, fraternity and sorority life, student activities, residential life, and financial aid. She is a proud Latina counselor educator with a strong commitment to social justice.