Ari Shapiro, NPR’s White House Correspondent and an award-winning journalist, will deliver the 6th Annual UMKC Pride Keynote Address at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7. His topic will be “The Next LGBTQ Generation – The New Normal.”
This event is free and open to the public; however, online registration is required. The event will be held in the UMKC Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. Free parking is available in the Cherry Street Parking Garage, 50th & Cherry Street, Area 32N on levels five and six only.
Shapiro was the first NPR reporter promoted to correspondent before age 30. He has received numerous journalism prizes, including The American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel for his coverage of prisoners lost in the Louisiana detention system after Hurricane Katrina; and The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for his investigation of meth use and HIV transmission. He has appeared as a guest analyst on news programs, including The Rachel Maddow Show, CNN Newsroom and The NewsHour.