Rachel B Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Bridge Speaker and Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship
2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor
Joy-Ann Reid is the host of "AM Joy", on MSNBC, the author of the books Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide, We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama, and The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story. She co-hosts the podcast Reid This / Reid That with journalist and "New York Live" co-host Jacque Reid.
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.
Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in documentary film and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She and her husband, editor Jason Reid, own a documentary film company called Image Lab Media Group. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.
Community Event and Awards
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m
Shorter Community AME Church
3100 Richard Allen Court
Denver, CO 80205
Thursday, February 27, 2020
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
The Bridge Speaker event is the annual tradition of an influential African-American woman being invited to speak on social issues and educational topics and here at MSU Denver. The Bridge Speaker is a dedicated African-American Woman who speaks about her work and impact on our society and thereby to symbolize the bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. Now in its 30th year, this long-standing tradition serves as a forum to educate our campus on the experiences and contributions of African-American women. It also addresses diversity initiatives like fostering social awareness, academic enrichment, and increasing multi-cultural campus competencies.
Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship
The Rachel B. Noel Distinguished Visiting Professorship was initiated in 1981 to foster multiculturalism, diversity and academic excellence at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The professorship brings renowned scholars and artists of distinction to MSU Denver to conduct classes, seminars, performances and lectures for students, faculty and the larger Denver community.