Talking Race: Social Media and Social Justice

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
When: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    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 Live, Twitter, and Vine. Meredith Clark, who wrote her dissertation on Black Twitter; blogger and novelist Feminista Jones; 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.