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Sunday, March 25 • 11:00am - 12:25pm
The Legacy of Black media in North Carolina: Honoring our past to envision our future

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From the targeting of Alex Manly’s newspaper in 1898 to the emergence of independent Black-owned media outlets following the Kerner Commission report, to today’s online resistance, media has been a battleground for those fighting white supremacy. Join the conversation about North Carolina’s legacy of independent Black voices and help us imagine a media system that lifts up community, building toward racial and social justice that benefits us all.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Chambers

Brett Chambers

Triangle Association of Black Journalists
Brett Chambers has spent most of his adult life finding and presenting positive images of people, especially people of color, on television, radio, film, recording, or the classroom. He teaches mass communication and education technology at North Carolina Central University, he t... Read More →
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Octavia Rainey

journalist
Octavia Rainey is a journalist and community advocate, a 1978 graduate of St. Augustine’s University and a lifelong resident of Raleigh. A columnist for The Carolinian, an African American community newspaper founded in 1939, and a radio talk show host on 750 AM WAUG, Rainey ha... Read More →
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Joseph Torres

Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement, Free Press
Joseph Torres is Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement at Free Press. He advocates in Washington to ensure our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base. Joseph is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller N... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:25pm
Room C Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center