Global Conference 2017

Global Conference 2017

MIc'd Up | Part 1: A Conversation with Norman Lear and Ava DuVernay | Part 2: A Conversation with Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 10:45 am - 11:45 am


Part 1: Film director Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman nominated for a Golden Globe with her Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma" and later was nominated for an Academy Award for her documentary "13th," about racism entrenched in the criminal justice system. At 94 years young, legendary television creator/producer Norman Lear, best known for "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Maude" and "One Day at a Time," has not allowed age to slow his work in entertainment or his involvement in the causes that he actively supports. Although gender, race, religion and 50 years separate these two extraordinary talents, they have far more in common morally, ethically and politically than many would think. What drives their creativity?

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Part 2: Co-authors Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn share stories of how citizens around the world inspired them, as featured in their book "A Path Appears."


Alex Witt

Anchor, MSNBC; Correspondent, NBC News


Ava DuVernay

Producer, Writer, Director and Founder, ARRAY

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, New York Times

Norman Lear

Chairman, Act III Communications; Founder, People for the American Way

Sheryl WuDunn

Co-Founder, FullSky Partners; Co-Author, "China Wakes" and "A Path Appears"

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