September 9th, 2013
09:15 AM ET

CNN Dialogues Forum to Focus on ‘Modern Marchers’ for Social Change

CNN’s Michaela Pereira Moderates Event at Atlanta’s Carter Center

on Thursday, Sept. 12

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the next CNN Dialogues forum, “Modern Marchers: Lessons From The Front Lines of Social Change,” will feature a discussion with current social activists who are taking lessons from the past while expanding ideas about justice, inclusion, and opportunity to impact the 21st century.

The event, co-sponsored by CNN, Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be held from 7:00p.m. to 8:30 p.m.ET on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Cecil B. Day Chapel of The Carter Center in Atlanta.

Tickets are free for this event, but pre-registration is required for admission; seating is limited and based upon time of arrival. Tickets may be reserved by visiting FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Dialogues • Michaela Pereira
Public Education’s Future Focus of Next CNN Dialogues Forum
February 21st, 2013
11:50 AM ET

Public Education’s Future Focus of Next CNN Dialogues Forum

CNN’s Christine Romans Moderates Event at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 28

The future of public education in the United States is up for debate in the next CNN Dialogues community forum, “The Real National Debt: What We Owe America’s Students.”

National educational leaders, including Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, will address questions about the public education system’s value and credibility and offer innovative solutions in a discussion moderated by CNN’s EMMY® award-winning Christine Romans, host of CNN’s Saturday morning business show, Your Bottom Line.

The event, co-sponsored by Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will be held Thursday, February 28, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Rich Theatre located at the Woodruff Arts Center (1280 Peachtree Street, NE) in Atlanta. FULL POST

Topics: Christine Romans • CNN • CNN Dialogues
Second Season of CNN Dialogues Caps with Forum on Millennials
September 21st, 2012
09:25 AM ET

Second Season of CNN Dialogues Caps with Forum on Millennials

CNN’s Ali Velshi Moderates Event at Atlanta’s Rialto Center on Thursday, October 04

The first full year of CNN Dialogues events culminates in Atlanta with a live event on the Millennial generation – how members of this generation are changing how we work, live, and think.  Born after 1981, ‘Millennials’ are more multicultural, less religious, more educated, and more technologically savvy than older generations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials make up just under a quarter of the American workforce – and that share is growing.  On Thursday, Oct. 04, attendees to the CNN Dialogues forum will discuss the role of Millennials in business life – how they are changing the American workplace, and how the most challenging economy in generations may be changing them.

“The Millennial Generation: Changing the Way We Do Business” will be held at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street, NW) on Thursday, Oct. 04 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET in Atlanta.

CNN anchor and chief business correspondent Ali Velshi will moderate the forum.  Velshi is based in New York and anchors World Business Today on CNN International and Your Money on CNN/U.S.  Velshi is an author, reports on global business events, contributes his expertise to CNN’s cross-platform business news, and interviews compelling personalities from the world of finance.

“The millennial generation is like nothing we’ve ever seen before – given the access they have had to education, technology and globalization.  Their entrance into the workforce changes the way business has traditionally operated, opening borders and concepts that were barriers just a generation ago,” said Velshi.

The panelists for this public discussion include some of the nation’s most experienced experts on the Millennial generation in the workforce.  Each panelist will bring to the discussion a depth of knowledge through varied experiences: professional management, scholarly research and publications, and personal experiences: FULL POST

March 28th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

“Today’s Other America” to be the Focus of Upcoming CNN Dialogues Event

April 18 Forum to be Moderated by CNNMoney Anchor Poppy Harlow at Atlanta’s Rialto Center

In the years since Michael Harrington’s seminal work, The Other America (1962), perhaps no issue has proven more complex, destructive, and intractable than poverty in America.  The social and economic inequities associated with enduring poverty have also been persistent for the City of Atlanta.

Although Atlanta has been able to successfully foster bright spots of urban renewal, in 2009, Atlanta was forced to return $24 million in federal anti-poverty funds that it had failed to allocate to anti-poverty initiatives.  The decades-long debate over the efforts to alleviate poverty will be the focus of “Today’s Other America: Poverty in America,” a CNN Dialogues event to be held at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsythe Street, NW) on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET in Atlanta.  FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Dialogues • CNN Press Releases
February 1st, 2012
09:58 AM ET

CNN Dialogues: Perspectives on the ‘Arab Spring’ and What Comes Next

February 09 Forum to be moderated by CNN International Anchor Hala Gorani at Atlanta’s Emory University

The political uprisings ignited in 2010 and 2011 in North Africa and the Middle East, labeled the ‘Arab Spring,’ have altered history and upended the balance of power in the region.  The uncertainty and struggles that continue to unfold are the focus of “The ‘Arab Spring’: A Path to Democracy?,” a CNN Dialogues event that will be held at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium (1652 North Decatur Road) at Emory University in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 09 at 7:00pm ET.

CNN International anchor Hala Gorani will moderate a dynamic evening forum, exploring issues of democracy, women’s rights, the role of Islamists, and the role of social media in the uprisings from Tunisia to Egypt to Bahrain to Yemen with scholars, journalists, and activists.  Gorani is based in Atlanta, but has reported from every country in the Middle East and North Africa, including Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.  She spent much of 2011 covering the tumultuous political uprisings in the region, particularly the Egyptian revolution.

The panelists for this discussion are: FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Dialogues • CNN International • Egypt • Hala Gorani
December 8th, 2011
01:36 AM ET

CNN Dialogues Forum Moderated by Jane Velez Mitchell to Focus on LGBT Openness

Panelists to Include Skater Johnny Weir, Transgender Activist Donna Rose, Gay Activist Robin Brand, and Sports Writer LZ Granderson

HLN anchor Jane Velez Mitchell will moderate a dynamic discussion about the history and impact of increased openness upon LGBT communities – as well as how greater LGBT openness has impacted American society.  “Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance?” a CNN Dialogues event, will be held at Atlanta’s Grady High School Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:00pm ET.  FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Dialogues • Soledad O'Brien