Penn Today

A conversation with Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams shared her thoughts on a wide range of topics during the hourlong conversation with Ben Jealous, former head of the NAACP and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law and School of Social Policy & Practice. The two have a friendship spanning nearly 30 years, and their discussion covered topics from gerrymandering and social media to Abrams’ side gig as a romance novelist and how her political strategy can be compared to a game of spades.