SLCC Tanner Forum on Social Ethics Hosts NPR’s Mara Liasson

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NPR political correspondent and Fox News contributor will appear at SLCC's Grand Theatre to talk about the changing face of journalism and recent successes and failures of media.

Mara Liasson

Mara Liasson

Salt Lake Community College’s 2017 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is hosting NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson Nov. 8 on the SLCC South City Campus in the Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m., and then at 7 p.m. Liasson will give a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 45-minute Q & A.

Liasson can be heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” and she can be seen as a contributor on Fox News Channel. During her visit to the Grand Theatre, Liasson will explore the changing face of journalism and investigate how people currently consume news, the concept of freedom of the press and the recent successes and failures of media.
 
The Tanner Forum on Social Ethics brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers in the area of social ethics to Salt Lake Community College annually. The Tanner Forum enhances the College’s mission as a community-based learning institution by providing opportunities for the students, faculty, staff and wider community to come together for the thoughtful examination of critical issues in contemporary social ethics. The Tanner Forum on Social Ethics is funded in part by the O.C. Tanner Company.

Those needing special accommodations are asked to call 801-957-4659.
 
The Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located at Salt Lake Community College’s historic South City Campus, home of the innovative and state-of-the-industry Center for Arts and Media. The theatre dates back to the 1930s when it was part of South High School, which SLCC purchased in 1989, a year after the school closed. The Grand Theatre began offering productions that year and has since with great care and expense retained its Depression-era charm and attraction while also incorporating the latest technology in lighting and sound. For the past three years it has been an official screening venue for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Every season the Grand is host to award-winning theatre and dance productions and concerts that attract arts enthusiasts from all along the Wasatch Front.

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