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Saturday, March 24 • 3:30pm - 4:55pm
Anti-Oppression Media Strategies Toward Transgender Justice

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Media has played a powerful role in advancing transgender justice and equity -- by providing deeper information about systemic injustice, elevating historically excluded and endangered voices, and offering a more inclusive vision of our communities. But media makers and journalists can also be doing more to build anti-oppression values into their work. What can the media community do to more closely engage transgender advocates, and support transgender journalists? How has media coverage of transgender experience been narratively limited? What considerations can journalists be making about their language, process, and person-to-person engagement? In this interactive panel discussion, we'll be hearing from writers and advocates on these questions and more.

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Gabrielle Bellot

Gabrielle Bellot is a staff writer for Literary Hub. She grew up in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Shondaland, Guernica, Slate, Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Magazine's... Read More →
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Kyle Dacuyan

PEN America
Kyle Dacuyan is the Senior Manager of Literary Outreach & Activism at PEN America, where he facilitates partnerships with other cultural and advocacy organizations, and leads PEN America's community engagement funding for members, writers, and other allies. He currently manages the... Read More →
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Reverend Debra J. Hopkins

Rev. Hopkins is Co-Founder/CEO of Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR), a faith-based, non-profit community organization that provides spiritual support, direct services and prevention education to HIV/AIDS infected, and affected African-American women and men.Rev. Hickman has... Read More →
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Lewis Wallace

Lewis Wallace is an independent journalist, and an editor at Scalawag Magazine. He previously worked in public radio, and he is a long-time agitator around prison issues and queer and trans liberation. Lewis`s journalism focuses on the voices of people who are geographically, economically and politically marginalized, and it has won many local and national awards. He’s currently working on a book for University of Chicago Press about the history of "objectivity" in U.S. journalism, and how it has been used to suppress diverse voices., Scalawag Magazine
Lewis Wallace is an independent writer, editor and multimedia journalist. He is the State Politics Editor at Scalawag, and has previously worked for public radio's Marketplace in the New York bureau. Before that, Lewis was the economics reporter and managing editor at WYSO Public... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:55pm EDT
Room B