Former NPR Host Michele Norris Discusses “The Race Card Project” at USD

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Public Library and the University of San Diego present former NPR host Michele Norris in the program, “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race.” Norris will share her experiences with race, culture and communication in a talk at USD.

What: Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race

When: Monday, February 24, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Where: Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre at USD


Norris will talk about “The Race Card Project,” an initiative she began in 2010 and continued during the 2012 presidential campaign.  Join Norris as she discusses how six word snapshots paint a vivid picture of America’s attitudes and experiences about race during a fascinating moment in US History. The project has archived tens of thousands of stories from all 50 states and more than 60 countries and is now used in hundreds of schools, colleges and communities as a forum for sparking dialogue.

Norris was the first black female co-host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and was with the network from 2002 to 2015.  She is also the author of the book “The Grace of Silence,” a memoir inspired by her work on the “The Race Card Project.” She will be available for interviews on Feb. 24 before the start of the event. Media is invited to take video or photographs during the first five minutes of the presentation.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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