In this virtual event, Trevor Noah reflects on the state of our nation and discusses how the U-M community can, in spite of isolation, come together around the arts, pursue racial justice, and rise to the challenge of this moment.
The free event is open to the University of Michigan community, as well as UMS and Ford School supporters and event attendees.
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, is widely known for his social commentary touching upon issues of racism, immigration, incarceration, and the protest movement. Born in South Africa to a Black South African mother and a white European father during apartheid, Noah knows what it means to live in a divided nation, and he brings a unique perspective in his incisive social and political criticism of the larger issues at play in the U.S. and in the world today. In 2019, he launched a podcast series “On Second Thought: The Trevor Noah Podcast” in which he challenges himself, and his listeners, to explore unfamiliar angles, embrace differing viewpoints, and celebrate the contradictions that make our modern world both bewildering and exciting.
This private event for the UMS and U-M community will stream live on Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 pm. You will receive an email from UMS on Tuesday afternoon with a link to the live stream. Please check spam or junk folders if you do not see the link before the event begins.
Contact the UMS Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 with any questions. The Ticket Office will also be taking calls immediately before and during the beginning of the event.
This event is hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy and the University Music Society.