Culture Connect Featured Event
Eric Deggans, author of Race-baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation will kick off the “Conversations: A Community Forum” series. The series is hosted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and will focus on a timely topic two times per year. This event will take place at the Playhouse on Park (244 Park Rd, West Hartford) on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Deggans, a journalist with the Tampa Bay Times, recently published Race-baiter as a response to Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" who called him, "one of the biggest race-baiters in the country." Deggans has appeared on CNN, CBS, NPR, and many other national television and radio stations and shows.
Deggans will share the background of and stories from his book, and open the floor to questions and discussion about the topic at hand. A panel of distinguished local media members will make up the panel.
Reservations are suggested and can be made at www.NoahWebsterHouse.org. Advance tickets are $10 per person and $5 for museum members. Friends of the Forum tickets can be purchased for $50 and includes a meet and greet with the speakers, along with hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
Visit www.NoahWebsterHouse.org for tickets and information.