She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

#JournalismSoWhite

When: 7:30PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5 (free for students); buy tickets here

“Where Are All the Minority Journalists?” asks a 2015 article in The Atlantic. Statistics indicating that minorities are severely underrepresented in the field could explain coverage that is often perceived as insensitive to women, people of color and the LGBTQ community. With journalists historically tasked with the function of protecting our democracy and public sphere, what does the profession’s lack of diversity mean for its ability to translate the concerns of marginalized communities and raise awareness about resulting systemic issues?

Join a panel discussion of local journalists as they discuss the role that journalists and the media play (or should play) in developing a collective sense of awareness and civic duty about social and racial justice.

Panelists:
Reagan Jackson, writer and editor, South Seattle Emerald/Seattle Globalist
Tyrone Beason, writer, Pacific Northwest Magazine/ Seattle Times
Monica Guzman, 2016 Nieman Fellow
Andrew Simon, Director, Fellowship Program and Creative Projects, Grist
Venice Buhain, President of AAJA Seattle Chapter
Moderator:
Enrique Cerna of KCTS

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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