Jelani Cobb

OCT 01

African American Library Advisory Committee presents Jelani Cobb


by The San Mateo Public Library and the San Mateo Public Library Foundation

$25 – $50

A fundraising lecture featuring sought-after author and distinguished journalist Jelani Cobb, Ph.D. benefiting the San Mateo Public Library

About this event

In conjunction with its current Roadmap to Equality Series, the AALAC invites you to an evening with Jelani Cobb, Ph.D. at the College of San Mateo.

Dr. Cobb is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and sought-after author, educator, and writer. He is currently a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. Since 2015, he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker and a frequent contributor on MSNBC, NPR, CNN and PBS Frontline. Dr. Cobb received his undergraduate degree at Howard University in Washington, DC, and his Ph.D. in American history at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was a guest of AALAC in 2009, and looks forward to returning to San Mateo. Dr. Cobb will speak on the complex dynamics of race and justice in America today and promote his current book.

The African American Library Advisory Committee (AALAC) exists to bring engaging educational and cultural events to San Mateo residents, Peninsula and broader Bay Area communities. Proceeds of this fundraising event will benefit future AALAC community-lead programming at the San Mateo Public Library.

Ticket purchases are fully tax-deductible less processing fees.

For more information, sponsorship requests or to purchase tickets via check :

Please call 650-522-7898 or email AWASHINGTON@CITYOFSANMATEO.ORG

Date and time

Sat, Oct 1, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT


College of San Mateo Theatre Bldg 3

1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard

San Mateo, CA 94402


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