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Racism: Dismantling the System

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Racism: Dismantling the System

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The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, in partnership with Southern University's Nelson Mandela College of Government & Social Sciences, Louisiana Budget Project, NAACP Louisiana State Conference and LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is pleased to present Racism: Dismantling the System, an ongoing series of conversations about structural racism and solution-oriented action toward equal opportunity and justice in our communities. The series will amplify the voices of community advocates, academics, journalists and more working for social justice in our nation and beyond.

Episode One: What is Race? Unpacking Racism in Our Structures & Institutions

October Miniseries in partnership with Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists and LSU National Association of Black Journalists:

October 7 | The Black Press: Advocating from the Beginning to Today | 3:30 p.m. CST

  • Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Public Relations, LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, Moderator
  • Anitra Brown, Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune, Panelist
  • Crystal deGregory, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Historic Preservation, Panelist
  • Renette Dejoie-Hall, President and Publisher, The Louisiana Weekly, Panelist
  • Cheryl Smith, Publisher of I Messenger News Group and Secretary of National Association of Black Journalists, Panelist

October 21 | Justice for Us All: Black Journalists and Their Continued Fight for Accuracy, Representation and a Seat at the Table | 3:30 p.m. CST

October 28 | New Media, New Rules: How Social Media and Digital Media Outlets Help Expand the Black Narrative and March Toward Real Systemic Change | 3:30 p.m. CST

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