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Political Party with Keli Goff: RNC Watch Party

Thursday, July 21, 2016

7:30 PM

Join us in The Greene Space for a live watch party to hear the speeches on the final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. 

Watch highlights from the convention floor, get analysis from witty, clever and funny experts, play politically-inspired bingo, view highlights of "Convention Couture" and answer Republican trivia questions to win public radio prizes. All those things and more during a Political Party of insight and shenanigans.

Host Keli Goff and her guests will weigh in throughout for a night of politics, commentary and cocktails. 

Guests include: 

Amy Holmes, political analyst 

Brooke Gladstone, host of WNYC Studio's On The Media

Catie Lazarus, writer and host of "Employee of the Month" podcast

Alexi McCammond, associate news editor of Bustle

Basil Smikle, executive director of the New York State Democratic Party

Elinor Tatum‎, publisher and editor-in-chief of Amsterdam News


About the Series

This election season, sidestep the horserace and join us for our only-in-New York cocktail party and conversation series for the politically curious. This is not another partisan shoutfest or predictable pundit roundtable. These are conversations that will be clever, passionate and political, yet civil. Thoughtful contrarianism is encouraged. Talking points are not.

→ See the full series schedule here

About Keli Goff 

An internationally recognized multi-platform journalist and fiction writer, Keli Goff’s work has appeared in many publications including TimeCosmopolitan, Essence, The Washington Post and the web editions of The New York Times and The Atlantic, among others. She is author of two books, including Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008).

 
She is currently a columnist for The Daily Beast, and is also an award-winning writer for theater and television. For her work on the third season of the hit television series “Being Mary Jane,” she was awarded a 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series. In December 2015 she completed a two-year playwriting fellowship with The Public Theater, the legendary artistic institution best known for producing Shakespeare in the Park.
 
Keli has appeared on more than 100 national and international news programs on the networks, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, BET and the BBC, providing political analysis and cultural criticism. Learn more at www.keligoff.com and follow her on Twitter @keligoff

Part of The NEXT New York Conversation series which brings together changemakers, newsmakers and tastemakers to illuminate relevant topics that are redefining and reshaping our 21st century. 

Leadership support provided by:

MetLife Foundation