Comedian, political satirist, and host of CNN's United Shades of America will perform a show both humorous and thought-provoking at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Harris Center Cinema.
"If you want to experience thought-provoking political and racial commentary with a smile on your face, don't miss W. Kamau Bell," says Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program.
W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host of the Emmy Award nominated, hit CNN docu-series, United Shades of America. Before United Shades, Kamau was best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Kamau is also proud to be the ACLU’s Ambassador of Racial Justice. Kamau is also the host of Kamau Right Now!, a public radio talk show that airs on KALW in San Francisco. And he is also excited about his new politics podcast with his friend, comedian Hari Kondabolu, called Politically Re-Active.
Kamau's visit is sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights, President's Office, Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, the Center for the Humanities, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. The Harris Center Cinema is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations.
The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus. The program may contain strong language and content not suitable for all audiences.