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Breaking Down Silos with Callie Crossley

Sunday April 7, 2024
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM


View a video of this program.

Join renowned journalist Callie Crossley for an examination of the news and community silos that prevent the productive exchange of ideas, isolate us, and hinder the growth of an inclusive, diverse democracy.

Mark your calendar to take part in the conversation. A light reception with Ms. Crossley will follow the program.

Made possible by the Gossels Fund for Human Dignity.

Callie Crossley hosts the radio show and podcast Under the Radar with Callie Crossley and shares radio essays each Monday on GBH’s Morning Edition. She is a Co-host of GBH’s radio program, The Culture Show which focuses on local and national cultural trends and perspectives. In addition, she offers cultural commentary on GBH’s evening news program, Greater Boston, and on Boston Public Radio, GBH’s midday talk show. Crossley has been a substitute host for the national podcast “Our Body Politic” and is a frequent commentator on local and national television and radio programs.

Crossley has been quoted in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, and Vanity Fair. She was the subject of a major feature published in the August 2021 issue of Boston Magazine.

She has won multiple TV, radio, and film awards, including the prestigious Gold Baton DuPont Columbia award, and an Academy Award “Oscar” nomination for her producer work on the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years. She is the first African-American to be nominated in the Documentary Feature category. She has also earned top honors for both her GBH Boston commentary and her hosting/interviewing skills, including local and national Emmys, and awards from the Associated Press, RTNDA, Edward R. Murrow, Clarion, and the Public Media Journalists Association.

Crossley is a former producer for ABC News 20/20, and a former Visiting Fellow of the Council of Independent Colleges (formerly Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow).

She was both a Nieman Fellow and an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University and was honored as a distinguished alumna of Wellesley College in 2013, and in 2017 was named to Wellesley’s Board of Trustees. Crossley holds four Honorary Degrees: a 2005 Doctorate of Arts Degree from Pine Manor College, a 2009 Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cambridge College, a 2018 Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wheaton College, and a 2022 Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University.

Crossley has been recognized with many community awards including being named one of three 2023 Distinguished Bostonians by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and in 2022 as one of four recipients of the Governor’s Award from Mass Humanities. “Get Konnected” named her one of 2021’s 50 Most Influential Women of Color in Boston. And in 2019 she received both the Yankee Quill Award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association and the Justice in Action Award from Jane Doe, Inc. In 2017 she was honored with the Open Door Award from Old South Church.

She is also featured in the 2011 book, Boston’s Inspirational Women co-authored by award-winning photographer Bill Brett, and writers Kerry Brett, and Carol Beggy.


Location: North Wing
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