Ken Jeong speaks with Moderator, Beth Del Genio, on Oct. 11, 2022.


On Feb. 16 our next speaker Sherrilyn Ifill,  former President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will appear at the Center for the Arts. Submit your question for her in advance.


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