Talking Race: Social Media and Social Justice

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Room 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, February 28, at 9 a.m.

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Recent activism has exploded notions of a “post-racial” society to deal head-on with difficult issues of race in America. Many of these conversations take place in alternative media such as podcasts, Facebook, and Twitter. Meredith Clark, who wrote her dissertation on Black Twitter; blogger and novelist Feminista Jones; author and NPR correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates; and USC Annenberg professor emeritus Felix Gutiérrez will speak from their experiences as participants in and scholars of these vital discussions of race in social media. The compelling conversation will explore how new ways of creating and sharing news, from the hyper-local to the global, intersect with communities of color and issues that matter.

Additional Links:
Meredith Clark Center for Media and Social Impact: “Beyond the Hashtags, Twitter
Feminista Jones Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Karen Grigsby Bates Twitter

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries. 

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Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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