Chester, Pa. – Donny Jackson, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and director will visit Widener University on Monday, Feb. 17 as part of the university’s Black History Month activities. His presentation, “The Reality of Documentary Television,” will be at 5 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

A former clinical professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and a staple of the television and poetry communities for nearly two decades, Jackson also holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is the multiple Emmy-winning executive producer and director of CNN’s documentary series, “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell.”

As a spoken-word artist, Jackson was featured at dozens of venues throughout the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, throughout California, the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, and, internationally in Toronto, Canada. He also appears in multiple spoken-word videos for Da Poetry Lounge, All Def Digital, Commoners & Kings, and Word of Art. His one-man, multi-character spoken word play, One Man Shown, which debuted in 2013, will return to Los Angeles in the spring of 2020. Jackson will celebrate the release of his debut poetry collection, “boy” on Feb. 22.

WHO: Donny Jackson, Emmy Award winning executive producer and director
WHAT: “The Reality of Documentary Television,” a Black History Month presentation
WHERE: Alumni Auditorium on the campus of Widener University, One University Place, Chester, Pa.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m.