This Sunday in #nerdland: The Pope and the politicians, a rise in diversity in television, and an update on Chicago residents on a hunger strike.
This week Pope Francis will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress for the first time in history. Melissa talks to our panel about the Pope's inclusiveness and what politicians on both sides can learn from his mass appeal.
Next, we’ll talk with two protesters who were part of a group of hunger strikers still fighting to keep a local Chicago high school open.
And as we prep our popcorn to watch the Emmys on Sunday, we take a look at how this season in television is shaping up to be one of its most diverse.
Joining our Sunday morning conversation will be:
- Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College
- Robert George, Associate Editorial Page Editor, New York Post
- Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
- Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini & NBC BLK Contributor
- Jitu Brown, Director, Journey for Justice Alliance
- Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Director, Center for Medicine, Health, & Society
- Erin Jackson, Stand-up-comic
- Clay Cane, Entertainment Editor, BET.com
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- GOP candidates assail Planned Parenthood and praise Rosa Parks
- Immigrant mother arrested at gynecologist's office draws national attention
- Chicago parents and activists on hunger strike to keep school open
- With shows like ‘Empire,’ ‘Black-ish’ and ‘Cristela,’ TV is more diverse than ever
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.