Talking Race: Social Media and Social Justice

Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00pm

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

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

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

DESCRIPTION:
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. 

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life, Event Highlights

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

employees

Cost

Admission is free. Reservations required.

Department
Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
Hashtag

#visionsandvoices

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