The Critical Race Initiative invites you to the 4th Annual Parren Mitchell Symposium, "Truth & Lies: Race, Media and Politics" on April 26, 2017 in the Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union.
Immediately following the symposium, we will have a reception featuring a keynote address by Kevin Blackistone (sports columnist for the The Washington Post, panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, contributor to NPR, and currently a visiting professor at UMD's Merrill College of Journalism).
10:00am: The Power of Popular Culture. From music to movies, television series, blogs, and books, how have people of color leveraged popular culture and social media to create content centered around their interests and needs? What role do these platforms play in advancing racial justice?
12:15pm: Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory. A Dialogue. Pioneers in the field discuss intersectionality, critical race theory, and black digital scholarship. (In conjunction with the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities Initiative)
2:00pm: The Politics of Racial Representation. Who do we see, what perspectives do we hear, and why does that matter? Whether it's sports team, mascots, victims of police violence, news anchors, or politicians, who's represented and how they're portrayed have far-reaching implications.
4:30pm: Reception. Keynote Address by Kevin Blackistone, Sports Journalist & Visiting Professor of Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Unable to attend in person? Watch the event live at https://go.umd.edu/Parren17Livestream