Oprah Winfrey To Host Two-Day Town Hall On Race With Stacey Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Keisha Lance Bottoms, and More

Oprah Winfrey, a figure who has been known to tackle race, will be hosting a two-day town hall on systematic racism in America.

The program, titled OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?” will feature Winfrey in conversation with numerous politicians, actions, activists, etc., to talk through what’s going on in the country after the death of George Floyd.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “guests will include Stacey Abrams, Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, historian and author Ibram Kendi, actor David Oyelowo, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson and NAACP national board member Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

In a press release, Winfrey wrote, “I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here. I thought it would be both of interest and service to bring their ideas, concerns, and comments into a national spotlight.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The two-night event will air on June 9 and June 10 on OWN. The network’s parent company, Discovery, will also air the program on its 18 other networks, including TLC, the Discovery Channel, and HGTV.

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