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2019 Liz Carpenter Lectureship featuring Joy-Ann Reid - Cancelled

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UPDATE: We regret to announce that the 2019 Liz Carpenter Lectureship featuring Joy-Ann Reid on January 30th has been cancelled due to unavoidable conflicts with our speaker’s availability.

We will be working on scheduling the next Carpenter Lecture for the future, and hope you will be able to join us then. Our apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your support of the Liz Carpenter Lectureship.

The Liz Carpenter Lectureship, presented by the Plan II Honors Program
Liz Carpenter, who served in the White House as press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, was a Distinguished Alumna of UT Austin. The Liz Carpenter Lectureship was established in 1984 by a group of her friends and is dedicated to bringing some of the world's most interesting and engaging people to the UT campus.

Over the years, the Carpenter Lectureship has done just that. Past speakers include President Bill Clinton, President Gerald Ford, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jehan Sadat, Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers, Jane Goodall, and writers such as Betty Friedan, Nora Ephron, Shana Alexander, and Jean Auel and nationally known humorists such as Fannie Flagg and Carol Channing.

Recent Liz Carpenter Lectures have featured Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, New York Times editor Gail Collins, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and writer and activist Gloria Steinem. The 2017 featured speaker was Dan Rather, President and CEO of News and Guts media.

This year's speaker will be Joy-Ann Reid. Joy Reid is the host of AM JOY on MSNBC as well as a national correspondent appearing regularly on primetime programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She was previously the host of The Reid Report from 2014-2015, a daily program that offered Reid's distinctive analysis and insight on the day's news.

Joy Reid is also the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2015) and co-author with E.J. Dionne Jr., of We Are The Change We Seek: the Speeches of Barack Obama (Bloomsbury, 2017). Reid is also a contributing author for The Daily Beast.

Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid joined theGrio.com with experience as a freelance columnist for The Miami Herald and as editor of the political blog The Reid Report. She is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One, and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 "America Coming Together" initiative, and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama's Florida campaign in 2008. Joy’s columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon.com. She is currently producing a documentary, The Fight Years - which takes a look at the sport of boxing during the 1950s and 1960s in Miami.

Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film, and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.

The Liz Carpenter Lectureship is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Tickets are required. Each attendee must register individually for a ticket. If all tickets have been claimed a waitlist will become available.


Ticket release will begin on Wednesday, January 16th, at 8 a.m. CT.

If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Plan II Honors Program at planiialumni@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-471-1442 five business days in advance.

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What are the public parking options for the event?
An extremely limited amount of free parking for the LBJ Auditorium is located in Lot 40 along Red River Street on a first-come, first-served basis. Most parking on the UT Campus is paid parking. There are paid parking meters along Dean Keeton Street and the closest paid parking garages are the San Jacinto and Manor Parking Garages. Handicapped parking spaces are available in Lot 40, as well as in both parking garages. A parking map with driving directions can also be found here.


Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?
Yes, due to limited seating you must present a ticket (printed or electronic) to be admitted into the auditorium. A stand-by line will be available for any remaining available seats which will be released at 7:05 pm. Seating is not guaranteed without a ticket.

How can I cancel my ticket?
If you claimed a ticket but can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket so we may accommodate those on the waitlist. You can easily cancel through Eventbrite.

Is there reserved seating?

No, once admitted into the auditorium, seating is first-come, first-served. Please arrive early to ensure time for parking and making your way into the auditorium to find seats. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Will the lecture be streamed online?

Sorry, the lecture will not be streamed live online.




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