The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Salisbury Forum welcomes journalist Ray Suarez


FALLS VILLAGE — Veteran journalist Ray Suarez will present “Getting Ready for the Next America: The Fight Over Who We'll Be” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the latest Salisbury Forum, which will be held at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Route 7 in Falls Village.

Suarez will discuss the battle over America's racial and ethnic future. “The two elections of Barack Obama may have convinced you the path to majority-minority America was going to go one way. President Donald Trump, nativism, and Charlottes­ville may be a signal that it's going to be a much more complicate­d transition,” he said.

Suarez is the John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. He has more than 30 years experience in the news business as a reporter for CNN and ABC, a correspond­ent for the PBS Newshour, and the host of Talk of the Nation on NPR. As a longstandi­ng member of the Washington press corps, he covers everything from the White House and Congress to the role of the media in shaping policy. He is known for his expertise on American issues, including demographi­cs, religion, and race.

Suarez is a critically-acclaimed author of The Old Neighborho­od: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, and Latino Americans: The 500Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation.

All Salisbury Forum programs are free and everyone is invited. A Q&A session will follow the presentati­on.

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