Freedom University: A Conversation with Comedian Jordan Klepper

February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Freedom University: A Conversation on Satire and Segregation with comedian Jordan Klepper

The event is free and open to the public. $10 donations are encouraged at the door.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30303

Join us for a screening of the episode “Underground University” from the Comedy Central show Klepper, which features the work of Freedom University, a modern freedom school for undocumented students banned from the top public universities in Georgia. Following the screening, students and teachers from Freedom University will join Jordan Klepper in a dialogue on social justice activism and the function of political satire in an age of segregation, detention, and mass deportation in the immigrant community.

Jordan Klepper is a comedian, writer, producer, and television host. He was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, hosted the Comedy Central program The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and starred in the docuseries Klepper. He recently rejoined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a correspondent on the 2020 Trump campaign trail.

Freedom University is a freedom school for undocumented students in Atlanta, Georgia. Freedom University provides free college-level classes, college application and scholarship assistance, and social movement leadership training to undocumented students banned from equal access to public universities in Georgia. Freedom University educates and empowers undocumented students and advances their human right to education by employing liberatory education models in its classrooms, vibrant direct actions of non-violent civil disobedience at state and national levels, and human rights advocacy methods in the international arena.