Feb. 20, 2017 03:55 PM

UL political science prof and regular IND contributor Pearson Cross will moderate a bi-partisan — stop laughing; there is such a thing! — discussion about the 2016 election tonight at Cité des Arts. According to organizers of “The Elephant in the Room,” the “goal is to promote understanding, break through stereotypes, and find common ground to help unite our community across partisan divides. We hope both attendees and participants will leave learning something from someone different than themselves.”

Panelists for the discussion will be Brandon Nealy, pastor of Christ Church, Dr. Ehab Meselhe, president of the Muslim Education Center of Acadiana, Jan Swift, executive director of Upper Lafayette Development Authority, Jolan Jolivette, chairman of the Lafayette Democratic Party, and Dr. Moriah Istre, director/producer of the film First Cousins.

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page here.