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Moody College Diversity in the Media Symposium: Is this Black Media Renaissance Real?
March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
The Moody College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present the first annual Diversity in the Media Symposium in the Spring of 2021. Each academic year, this symposium will dedicate itself to exploring an aspect of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice across the media ecosystem.
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This year’s conference is titled “Is this Black Media Renaissance Real?”, and it will focus on Race in the Media and its re-emergence in popular discourse over recent years. What will the conversation about Race in the Media sound, look and feel like in 5 years…10 years’ time? This symposium will place academic scholars, artists, journalists, and an array of media professionals in conversation with the goal of exploring the roots of this question and offering paths forward from their differing vantage points.
Speakers include journalist, professor and author Pamela Newkirk; co-host/correspondent of NPR’s “Code Switch” Gene Demby; senior vice president of marketing and communications for the NAACP Aba Ghanba Blankson; CEO/storyteller of @GRX Immersive Labs Alton Glass; associate professor, co-founder/co-director of UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Safiya Umoja Noble; author and professor Tananarive Due; writer and artist Kamil Oshundara; writer and director Nikyatu Jusu; managing editor of The Washington Post Krissah Thompson; account supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi Carrissa Kelley Conteh; and executive vice president, creative at Sony Pictures Animation Karen Toliver.
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