Sep 15 2020


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Myth, Race, and the Media: From Pandemic to Protests, Part I-Facebook Live Event

Part I: Where are we now? September 15th, 2:00pm ET
Register to watch on Zoom here:
Events in 2020 have brought into clear focus the deep wounds of racism that exist in American life. As we as individuals and as a nation seek understanding and healing, it is important to examine the ways in which beliefs and attitudes towards race in America are influenced and reenforced by media coverage.
This two-part virtual discussion will focus on the way race is covered in the media and on concrete strategies for racial healing and reconciliation. Panel One will discuss current media coverage of race, and how it creates and propagates mythologies that obscure mutual understanding and reconciliation. Panel Two will explore how we as a nation, and our media, can move beyond mythologies towards healing that both addresses truly the sin of racism and its remedy.
More information can be found here:
Dr. Greg Garrett, Baylor University
Vann Newkirk, The Atlantic
Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, Baylor University
Moderated by:
Korva Coleman, NPR WAMU