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Phillips Academy Welcomes PBS journalist Ray Suarez

Come listen to PBS correspondent Ray Suarez at Phillips Academy's Cochran Chapel as he discusses the "browning of America."

This release was provided by Phillips Academy Andover.

By 2042, the United States will be a country with a “minority majority,” dramatically changing the way we view the average American. The story of the United States is one of continuously widening the definition of who is a “real American,” and many question whether our newest immigrants, predominantly from Spanish-speaking countries, will ever become fully integrated. As our demographics evolve, so will our schools, commerce, politics and workforce.

Phillips Academy invites the community to an evening presentation by Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for "The PBS NewsHour," on the "browning of America," on Friday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation and Q-and-A will take place in Cochran Chapel, which is located on Chapel Avenue on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover. This event is free and open to the public.

Suarez has more than 30 years of varied experience in the news business. The former host of "Talk of the Nation" on National Public Radio, Suarez joined PBS's "NewsHour" as a Washington-based senior correspondent in 1999. He also serves as host of "Destination Casa Blanca" on the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), one of the most popular Spanish-language channels in the country. 

A longstanding member of the Washington press corps, he is well known for his expertise on quintessentially American issues, including politics, demographics, race and religion. Since 2009, he has covered the global health beat for "NewsHour," traveling the globe to bring back news of severe health threats and progress against some of the world’s most dangerous diseases. His stories have ranged from the possible effects of global climate change on the world’s poorest to the struggle to keep women from dying in childbirth.

His critically acclaimed books include "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966–1999" and his latest, "The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America." He is currently writing a new book about immigration.

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