Loading Events
Virtual Event Virtual Event
This event has passed.

About the Event

One man’s courage offers timeless lessons for us all. In this presentation, Adam Schrager tells the story of Ralph Carr, who was drafted to run for governor of Colorado in 1938, turned down the chance to run as a vice presidential candidate in 1940, and was being discussed as a “future presidential candidate” by newspapers in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Carr became a national figure when, after Pearl Harbor, he defended the constitutional rights of Japanese-Americans and stood against internment. His outspoken and unpopular stance would cost him greatly, both personally and professionally

About the Speaker

Will Shrager

Adam Schrager is the Social Impact Storyteller at the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. He also teaches journalism at UW-Madison. He worked as a broadcast journalist for nearly 30 years winning more than two dozen Emmy Awards in the process.

He’s the author of four books, including “The Principled Politician,” which led to Colorado lawmakers naming the state’s new justice center and a state highway after its subject, former Gov. Ralph Carr, who defended the rights of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor and lost his career as a result.

Schrager has an undergraduate degree in American History from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.

Schrager has an undergraduate degree in American History from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University.

With support from:

*The Zoom event link will be sent in the confirmation email. Please be sure to check your email junk folder and whitelist “@jaschicago.org” for future mailings if your confirmation ends up there.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$0.00 – $20.00
Event Category:

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
Go to Top